Former finance minister P Chidambaram, who was arrested in the INX Media case and is currently lodged in Tihar jail in Delhi, on Monday said that he did not want any other officers involved in the case to be arrested as no officer had done wrong.
Tweeting on behalf of Chidambaram, his family 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.”
“No officer has done anything wrong. I do not want anyone to be arrested,” the tweet read.
Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI in August from his residence. The former finance minister, who was interrogated by the CBI was sent to two weeks judicial custody in the INX Media case on September 5.
The Congress leader has been accused for allegedly granting Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds to the tune of over Rs 300 crore in 2007 when he was the finance minister.