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Pakistan supports Chidambaram, says he was arrested for Kashmir stance

Prime News, International (Islamabad), August 24:- Pakistan Senator Rehman Malik has come out in support of Congress leader P Chidambaram. He has also condemned Chidambaram’s arrest by the CBI in the money laundering case.

He also reportedly said that Chidambaram raised his voice against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to revoke Articles 370 and 35A, which somehow led to his arrest.

Rajya Sabha on August 5 cleared the resolution to scrap Article 370 with two-thirds majority, along with another Bill to bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir to two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Both were moved in the Lok Sabha, where the Bill was passed with Ayes at 367 and Noes at 67 out of the 424 votes.

Chidambaram appeared before media at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday night. For nearly 27 hours, P Chidambaram’s whereabouts were unknown to media. Several moments later, the former Union minister was arrested by officials and reportedly transported to CBI headquarters on August 21.

On Thursday, he was sent to CBI custody till August 26 by a special CBI Court in Delhi for questioning in the money-laundering probe against him in the INX Media case. He will remain in CBI custody until August 26. The Supreme Court has postponed his plea hearing to Monday as well.

The Supreme Court granted Chidambaram interim protection from arrest in the ED case till the next date of hearing but no relief from being in CBI custody. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

 

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