Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on Wednesday. The Congress party termed it a "diversionary tactic" of the Narendra Modi government to hide its "corrupt governance model".
The Congress also said that the arrest made from Chennai on Wednesday in connection with an FIPB clearance case will not deter the party from bringing out the truth before the people.
Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said that the move smells of "vendetta politics" of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
"Classic diversionary tactic of the Modi government to hide their own corrupt governance model that is being exposed on a daily basis -- be it Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Dwarka Das Seth Jewellers," Priyanka said.
"The BJP government continues its vendetta and vindictive politics to target opponents. However, it will not stop the Congress from bringing the truth out before the people," she said.
Karti Chidambaram, son of former the Finance Minister, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation from Chennai airport in connection with alleged irregularities involved in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance of the INX Media.
The Central Bureau of Investigation official said that he was arrested from the Chennai airport after he returned from London.
On May 15, 2017, the CBI had registered an FIR against Karti Chidambaram on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, accepting gratification by corrupt or illegal means, influencing public servants and criminal misconduct.
Karti Chidambaram allegedly received Rs 3.5 crore from the Mumbai-based INX media, now 9X Media, for helping it get Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance when it was run by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, both accused in the Sheena Bora murder case.
The FIR does not mention Chidambaram senior, though it said he cleared the FIPB approval for Rs 4.62 crore Foreign Direct Investment in the firm at an FIPB meeting on May 18, 2007.