India's former finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram sits in a vehicle after he was arrested at his residence in New Delhi. Photo: Reuters

India’s former finance minister Chidambaram arrested on corruption charges in dramatic late-night raid

  • Indian authorities allege Palaniappan Chidambaram abused his position and illegally approved the sale of a telecoms firm to a Malaysian company
  • The senior Congress party leader is a vocal critic of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies
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India's former finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram sits in a vehicle after he was arrested at his residence in New Delhi. Photo: Reuters
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