P Chidambaram, arrested by the CBI yesterday, was subject to overnight questioning by the agency. That however failed to reveal anything as the ex-Finance Minister was evasive in most of his replies.
With pressure mounting on the investigating agency to make beans on the INX deal, the CBI is now planning to take Mr. Chidambaram to Republic TV studios for questioning by Arnab Goswami.
Speaking to Faking News a senior CBI official said, “It was a hectic day for our team yesterday. Scaling the wall of his house was not as big a challenge as getting him (Chidambram) to speak. Though we subjected the accused to ‘intense questioning’, the wouldn’t relent and protested against his arrest. So the only option left for us was to throw him to Arnab. Hopefully that will give us some leads and a few names.”
Taking the accused to Arnabs den wasn’t a cakewalk either. Sources say that P Chidambaram locked himself in the bathroom and refused to come out on hearing about subsequent questioning. Around 10 CBI officers had to scale the bathroom walls and somehow pull him out.
When questioned about the rationale behind taking PC to Arnab, one official said, “It may seem contradictory because Arnab doesn’t let anyone speak. But in this case we are sure that we will get the facts out. Besides Arnab has more documentary proof about the case than the CBI.”
Hectic activity was seen at Republic TV studio, where Arnab was seen exercising his vocal chords. “He came to the studio early this morning and has been screaming non-stop,” revealed a news channel staff.
Subramanian Swamy was also seen outside the studio with a tub of popcorn, believed to have sneaked it to enjoy the show.