Former Indian Finance Minister is arrested in the case of corruption

Former indian minister on trial for facilitating foreign investment into television company allegedly involved in money laundering

former finance minister is arrested and a senior opposition leader in India is set on court trial on Thursday after having been arrested the on Wednesday night for his illegal role in a money-laundering  to a local television network.

Indian former prime minister was arrested by the country’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), P Chidambaram is accused of facilitating foreign investment into INX Media while finance minister in 2007. He was on trial for roughly three hours at the CBI headquarters. The agency is expected to ask for maximum custody — 14 days — for Chidambaram’s interrogation, said the local Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency.Meanwhile, the opposition Indian National Congress accused the government of using the CBI and anti-economic crime agency Enforcement Directorate as “personal revenge-seeking departments”.”Over the last two days India witnessed the broad daylight murder of democracy as also the rule of law,” Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala told PTI.He attested that the senior lawmaker was captured with no legitimate premise while many charged in a similar case walk free.—hadisa

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