In an attempt to shield senior Congress leader P Chidambaram from the disgrace of an imminent arrest in the INX Media Scam, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi came out in his defence claiming that the veteran Congress leader is being attacked by ED, CBI and spineless media to character assassinate him.
Modi’s Govt is using the ED, CBI & sections of a spineless media to character assassinate Mr Chidambaram.
I strongly condemn this disgraceful misuse of power.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 21, 2019
The Wayanad MP condemned the action against Chidambaram and accused the government of misuse of power. Earlier, Priyanka Gandhi too rallied behind P Chidambaram saying that he is being hunted down by the investigative agencies.
It is noteworthy to mention that the Delhi HC judge made scathing observation regarding P Chidambaram’s role in the INX Media scam. Denying Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea, the judge said, “Prima facie it appears that Chidambaram is the kingpin of the scam.” Soon after the judgment, Chidambaram vanished as probe agencies CBI and ED arrived at his residence to arrest him. Since then, Chidambaram’s whereabouts are unknown as he continues to elude agencies to evade arrest.
A battery of lawyers today attempted to seek interim bail from the Supreme Court in this regard. However, the top court refused to give an urgent hearing to the case.