NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested P Chidambaram in connection with its probe in the INX Media money laundering case after questioning him in Tihar Jail, officials said.The ED team grilled the former Union finance minister for around two hours in the jail, where he has been lodged since his arrest by the CBI on August 21.A local court had on Tuesday allowed the ED to interrogate the senior Congress leader in this case and also arrest him if needed.Investigators of the central agency, who arrived at the jail around 8.15am, were present in the premises for about two hours.Chidambaram’s wife and son were also present in the jail premises.Reacting to the latest development, Karti said: “I came to meet my father. He is in good spirits. Whatever these procedural games are being played are for political theatrics. This is a bogus investigation.”Chidambaram has spent about 55 days in CBI and judicial custody till now.
The ED has filed a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to probe alleged irregularities in the grant of FIPB approval to the INX Media group.