Congress leader P Chidambaram asked his family members to tweet on his behalf while he is lodged in the Tihar jail for the INX media corruption case. The veteran Congress leader said people asked him why he had been the only person to be arrested, but he had no answers to such questions.
New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram, who has been in jail since last week, for the alleged corruption in clearances given to INX Media when he was the Union finance minister, on Monday took to Twitter, with the help of his family members to say that no officer had done anything wrong and he did not want anyone to be arrested.
Chidambaram, who was sent to judicial custody in Tihar Jail last week in connection with the INX Media corruption case, asked his family to post a message from him on Twitter.
"I have requested my family to tweet on my behalf the following:- 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'?" the tweet from Chidambaram's official Twitter handle said.
"I have no answer," he said further adding, “No officer has done anything wrong. I do not want anyone to be arrested.”
Chidambaram was put behind bars last Thursday, just hours after a CBI court sent him to two-week judicial custody in the INX Media case, an unprecedented setback for the Congress veteran who even offered to surrender to the ED in a desperate attempt to be spared the ignominy of going to prison.
The CBI registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram's tenure as finance minister.
Thereafter, the ED lodged a money laundering case in this regard in 2017.
INX Media had sought the FIPB clearances on March 13, 2007, for permission to issue, by way of preferential allotment, up to 14.98 equity shares to three non-resident entities - Dunearn, NSR PE and New Vernon Pvt Equity Ltd.
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Last Updated Sep 9, 2019, 3:14 PM IST