Former Union Minister P Chidambaram arrested from his South Delhi home by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He has been taken by the CBI for questioning.
The scene was complete with slogan-shouting supporters, police, and unprecedented visuals of investigators scaling walls and roof to gain access.
On Wednesday evening, Mr Chidambaram appeared at the Congress headquarters and addressed a press conference. The CBI, which had issued a lookout notice against him, rushed to the party office to arrest him. By then, the Congress veteran and other leaders had left the premises.
The CBI then rushed to his Jor Bagh residence, flanked by the Enforcement Directorate and Delhi Police teams. A few officers scaled the wall and jumped inside after they were denied entry from the main gate.
The rest of the team entered the compound of the house from the back gate.
The inside doors of the house were opened after an hour. A CBI team then entered and arrested the Congress leader.
P Chidambaram is accused of facilitating foreign investment in the INX Media company in 2007, as Finance Minister in the Congress-led UPA government, at the instance of his son Karti Chidambaram, who allegedly received kickbacks for his role.