Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday ducked a shoe thrown by a journalist at a press conference in New Delhi. Chidambaram was replying to a question posed by a Sikh journalist on the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The shoe missed Palaniappan Chidambaram, who leaned back to avoid it. He later smiled and asked security guards to take the reporter out of the room. "Please take him away," the minister said after the missile was thrown at him. Congress party workers immediately took the white turbaned journalist away. The irate journalist, Jarnail Singh, who threw the shoe, has justified his action. Singh works at Hindi daily Dainik Jagran. As the action caused a flutter in the hall, a composed Chidambaram appealed to the reporters, "let not the action of one emotional person hijack the entire press conference. I have answered his questions to the best of my ability." Responding to a question on the clean chit to Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Chidambaram said, "First of all let me make it clear that CBI is not under the home ministry. To my knowledge neither the mome ministry nor any ministry of the government had put any pressure on the CBI." "CBI has only given a report to the court. It is for the court to accept or reject or ask for further investigation by CBI. Let us wait for the court decision," he said.