Former union minister P Chidambaram, who is in Tihar Jail in the INX Media case, on Monday said he has no answer to why he was arrested. In a tweet posted on his handle, he said he has no idea why only he was arrested and not any of the officers who had recommended granting Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007.
The tweet was posted by his family on Chidambaram’s behalf. The tweet said, “People have asked me ‘If the dozen officers who processed and recommended the case to you have not been arrested, why have you been arrested? Only because you have put the last signature?’ I have no answer.”
He also added he did not want any officials involved in the case to be arrested as they had done no wrong.
The tweet added: “No officer has done anything wrong. I do not want anyone to be arrested.”
No officer has done anything wrong. I do not want anyone to be arrested.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) September 9, 2019
Chidambaram was sent to 14-day judicial custody in the INX Media corruption case. He is housed in Jail number 7 — reserved mainly for economic offenders — that also housed his son Karti. Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on August 21.