BJP member Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday petitioned PM Narendra Modi to seek clarification from the CBI on whether they have taken any steps against former Union Minister P Chidambaran in the Aircel-Maxis scam.
Swamy has further requested the investigation of the corruption and illegality in receiving foreign funds from 21 companies without RBI permission by a subsidiary company called Advantage Strategic Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
He states in the letter that this Singapore-based company was floated by Karthi Chidambaram, son of P Chidambaran, and it had a number of subsidiaries in foreign countries for money laundering purposes.
He adds, â€śIt turns out now that this Company has actually been receiving foreign currency payments from about 21 companies for which it has not filed any Returns and amongst these companies is Aircel Maxis. Mr. Karthi Chidambaramâ€™s father Mr. P Chidambaram as Finance Minister, had illegally authorized FIPB clearances as in the Aircel-Maxis scam on which the CBI is still sitting on without filing a chargesheet yet.â€ť
He says that in the interest of combating corruption, it would be appropriate for the CBI to register a case against Mr. P. Chidambaram under Section 13 and other Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Swamy also urges the Enforcement Directorate to examine these transactions besides pursuing the money trail in the Aircel Maxis case of Advantage Strategic Consulting Pvt. Ltd.