Shashi Tharoor meets Chidambaram in jail

Senior Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tiwari met former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in Tihar Jail here today.

Chidambaram was first arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 21 August in the INX Media corruption case and was granted bail by the Supreme Court on 22 October.

The senior Congress leader was also arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the money-laundering case on 16 October and is in judicial custody till 27 November under the order of a trial court.

'Today, the Constitution's basic commitment to liberty is being violated. 98 days today for what? Rs 9.96 lakh, which is not even a controversial issue since there is a cheque involved it sends a very bad signal if we treat our respectable, upright citizens this way, it sends a very wrong signal to the world. We came to show our solidarity with him,' Tharoor told reporters after meeting Chidambaram.