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By Vaishvedhidha | Aug 21, 2019 10:12 PM

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram was arrested amid high drama in his South Delhi residence. It was headed by Amit Kumar. He was soughted in connection with a corruption case for nearly 24 hours.

CBI climbs wall, arrests P Chidambaram - more details

Karti Chidambaram, his son and MP, addressed media in Chennai and said his father has been compliant with the law and he has appeared in every summon and that agencies must file chargesheet.

The CBI men climbed Mr. Chidambaram's house walls and arrested him. He has earlier addressed media and went back to his home.

"Respect for the law can mean only one thing - await (the Supreme Court's) decision on Friday... Until Friday, let's hope the lamp of liberty will shine bright," he said in the address.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court refused an urgent hearing on P Chidambaram's request for anticipatory bail. It will be heard on Friday.

"I was aghast that I was accused of hiding from the law... I was pursuing the law ... I was working alongside my lawyers whole of last night... and the whole day," he said on speculations that he was missing.

Since Tuesday, CBI visited his house twice with lookout circulars (means to stop someone from leaving country).

He is accused of facilitating foreign investment in the INX Media company in 2007, as Finance Minister in the Congress-led UPA government.