Ex-Indian finance minister arrested on corruption charges

Chidambaram posing for a picture during his time as minister (PRAKASH SINGH / AFP)

India's former finance minister P. Chidambaram has been arrested on charges of corruption.

In dramatic scenes on Wednesday night, he was taken into custody after officials from the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation scaled the walls of his home in New Delhi, driving him away through crowds of media and supporters.

It's alleged that while serving as finance minister, Chidambaram accepted bribes to clear foreign investments.

The 73-year-old denies the charges, while his lawyer claims that it is a "politically-motivated vendetta" being carried out by the ruling BJP.

More from International news

Recently Played

Latest Blogs

  • OWWA Rebate Program 2019

    Pinoy Expat Corner

    Qualified OFWs can now avail the much awaited OWWA Rebate by the government. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration opened the OWWA Rebate Portal last September 1, 2019 as part of the launching of the OWWA Rebate Program.

  • How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

    Cheeky Checker

    Learn how to clean your brushes, the Cheeky Checker way!

  • TGN ACTION - Body Combat Exercise


    Bluebird & Keri Belle tried the Combat Exercise together with Papa Dom who is already an expert in gym exercises. This time Keri Belle challenged Bluebird for a one round combat exercise. Can they both make it ?