Accusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of delaying the prosecution of the corrupt in ‘proven corruption’ cases, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has shot a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to expedite the process of prosecuting former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karthi Chidambaram for their alleged involvement in the Aircel-Maxis scam.
In the letter dated October 18, Swamy appealed to the Prime Minister to immediately file an FIR against P Chidambaram and carry out a custodial interrogation. Stating that the FIR has not been filed yet, he suggested that after the FIR, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) can file a Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA) case against the former Finance Minister as well.
Swamy also accused CBI of delaying the procedure in four other cases -- Sarada chit fund scam, National Herald case, illegal land acquisition by former Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda and the Agusta Westland case.
He said that the prime accused in the Sarada scam, Nalini Chidambaram is yet to be summoned and questioned by the CBI.
He further pointed out that in the National Herald case, the CBI is yet to file a case against All India Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and former MPs Motilal Vohra and Oscar Fernandes. Swamy suggested that the ED can attach the alleged illegal properties of Sonia Gandhi.
Stressing the need for an inquiry on former Chief Minister of Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Robert Vadra for illegally acquiring land for setting up National Herald newspaper, Swamy asked for the CBI intervention in the case as well.
In the letter he wrote, “The cases of Moin Quereshi and the Agusta Westland corruption have not proceeded at all, besides the sensational media publicity.”
Swamy further said, “The PMO, while it cannot direct the CBI, nevertheless can hold the CBI accountable under the Constitution for the expenditure of CBI incurs from the Consolidated Fund of India.”