Sibal expresses concern after Chidambaram arrest ….


New Delhi,  Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal expressed concern on Thursday after the court rejected an anticipatory bail plea of former union minister P. Chidambaram.

“It’s a matter of great concern to us. When a high court rejects an anticipatory bail and that also after the person has been protected for 15 months in one case and about 13 months in the other case,” Sibal said in a statement.

“The judge hears the matter, reserve order on the 25th of January and then passes an order after 7 months, 2-3 days before his retirement, not giving us enough time to move the supreme court. In those circumstances, the supreme court should have allowed the hearing,” he added.

“All that we wanted was a hearing.”

On Wednesday evening, high drama preceded Chidambaram’s arrest as CBI officials scaled the walls of his Jor Bagh residence here, minutes after his press conference at the party headquarters where he said he was “not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law”.