Chidambaram's arrest 'witch hunt of the worst kind': congressional leaders

NEW DELHI: The main leaders of Congress on Monday described the arrest of P Chidambaram as the worst type and tweeted in support of the former finance minister who used the hashtag. ''

On Thursday, the Supreme Court reserved its verdict on the statement presented by Chidambaram in search of bail in the money laundering case of INX Media.

Former finance minister P Chidambaram has been in judicial custody for more than 100 days. The continued detention of Chidambaram is nothing more than a witch hunt of the worst kind. It is the duty of the court to defend the personal freedom of an individual. The Secretary General of Congress (organization) KC Venugopal said.

The head of the Mahila Congress said that a party in the government that misuses the investigative machinery to selectively attack its political opponents, when imposing cases against it is New India. Mr. Chidambaram's continued detention is nothing more than a witch hunt of the worst kind, he said.