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'In Modi raj, conviction comes first and investigation later,' says Chidambaram


New Delhi, Apr 10: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday took a swipe at the Modi government, charging that in this regime conviction comes first and investigation later and a person is guilty until proven innocent.

He said the law secretary should "teach" the Prime Minister some basic lessons in law as the Supreme Court has said that bail is the rule and jail the exception. Chidambaram's jibe at the Prime Minister came in the wake of Modi's attack on the opposition leader.

In Modi raj, conviction comes first and investigation later, says Chidambaram

At a recent rally in Tamil Nadu, the Prime Minister had taken a dig at the former finance minister.

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Modi had said he was "shocked to read the recounting minister headed their manifesto committee. I was not surprised. After all, getting bail is important for his own existence," apparently referring to cases against Chidambaram and his son Karti.

Charges are flying fast and thick in the midst of election campaign for Lok Sabha elections that begin on April 11.

Chidambaram is facing corruption charges in the INX media case and has been granted bail by the court.

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"In Modi raj, conviction comes first and investigation takes place later! In Modi raj, a person is guilty until proved innocent! If PM has any doubt, he should consult his friend Mr Arun Jaitley," the Congress leader charged.

"The Law Secretary should teach the PM some basic lessons on law. The Supreme Court has said that 'bail is the rule and jail is the exception," he said on Twitter.


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