Make this your homepage
Tripura News
Home > Tripura News
Protest hits Agartala CBI office over senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram’s arrest : Congress terms CBI as ‘Broker’ of BJP
TIWN Aug 23, 2019
Protest hits Agartala CBI office over senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram’s arrest : Congress terms CBI as ‘Broker’ of BJP
PHOTO : Congress gheraoed CBI Office. TIWN Pics Aug 23, 2019

AGARTALA / NEW DELHI, Aug 23 (TIWN): When NCP smelt "political vendetta" behind the CBI and ED's actions against senior Congress leader P Chidambaram and here in Tripura protests erupted at the CBI office in Agartala by the state Congress. Tripura Congress youth activists gheraoed CBI office, alleged it was the Modi government's "model" of "misusing" probe agencies to harass opposition leaders who speak up against it and added people will see through the developments. Hitting out at the BJP government over Enforcement Directorate's (ED) summons to Thackeray, Congress that an "undeclared Emergency" has become more apparent in the country now. Chidambaram was arrested on Wednesday night by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the INX Media corrupiton case.Thackeray, summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case related to IL&FS, on Thursday appeared before the agency at its office here.The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection to former finance minister P Chidambaram.

The court adjourned hearing on the pleas against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and ED filed by Chidambaram, seeking interim protection against his arrest, to Monday.

The matters were listed before Justices R. Bhanumati and A.S. Bopanna. The CBI had registered the case under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal code and ED has registered the case under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the CBI and ED, submitted at the very outset that the plea for anticipatory bail on the CBI matter became infructuous since Chidambaram had already been Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Chidambaram, argued that the fundamental rights under Article 21 have been violated. As the matter for anticipatory bail was mentioned on Wednesday and just because it could not be taken up, the CBI arrested Chidambaram in the evening, he said, arguing that he still has the right to be heard.

Justice Bhanumati questioned the details of the trial court order for custodial interrogation passed on Thursday evening. Sibal said the special leave petition challenging the order was ready and pleaded for the matters to be listed for Monday.

On the plea against ED, Sibal claimed that the Delhi High Court's single judge had copy-pasted verbal arguments/notes of the respondents as observation in its order. This clearly showed his bias in the case, Sibal added.

Add your Comment
Comments (0)

Special Articles

Saumen Sarkar Saumen Sarkar
Anirban Mitra Anirban Mitra