Chidambaram’s delay tactics are not fooling anyone
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]A[/dropcap]re they delusional? Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s family is researching new ways to try and delay the inevitable meeting of Mr. Karti Chidambaram with the officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The latest in this series is in approaching Madras High Court against the Aircel-Maxis scam related probe by the ED. Everybody knows that the 2G Scam and Aircel-Maxis scam related cases are monitored by Supreme Court’s 2G Bench and no other courts in the country can entertain petitions in this matter.
The Supreme Court has already passed orders (twice) banning all courts in the country from entertaining 2G related matters. Chidambaram’s son Karti’s company Advantage Strategic Consulting Pvt. Ltd. (ASCPL), which was caught for accepting bribes in Aircel-Maxis scam, had once approached the Madras High court and lost the case. After having been rejecting by Justice B Rajendran’s Bench in January, the PC family members have once again approached Madras High Court Bench comprising Justice Huluvadi G. Ramesh and Justice R M T Teeka Raman.
CBI is expected to give a detailed report to Supreme Court on May 2nd.
This curious petition was filed weeks after Enforcement Directorate had submitted a detailed report to the Supreme Court on Chidambaram and Karti’s role in Aircel-Maxis scam. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also informed the apex court that they are probing into Chidambaram’s role in granting dubious Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to Malaysian company Maxis. CBI is expected to give a detailed report to Supreme Court on May 2nd. The ED report clearly mentioned how Chidambaram blatantly violated norms and son Karti’s Advantage Strategic Consulting Limited got around $200,000 (Two lakh dollars) from Maxis, after the father (Chidambaram) cleared files.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]A[/dropcap]fter this ED has also registered a case for Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violations against Advantage and Vasan Eye Care and also summoned Karti and his benami directors. Earlier on the rejected petition, Karti’s companies were represented by Gopal Subramanium and their main argument was that the Aircel-Maxis scam was not a 2G scam related case. But Special Pubic Prosecutor Anand Grover and Additional Solicitor General G Rajagopalan punctured the arguments of Karti linked companies and categorically stated that Madras High Court or any other court cannot entertain this case, as the matter is directly monitored by the Supreme Court. Though she did not argue, Chidambaram’s wife was Nalini present the whole time in the courtroom to tutor their advocates. Even Chidambaram made an affidavit and lied that CBI had given him a clean chit and that the ED was witch-hunting him and his son.
Nalini argued a curious point that the 2G trial court had discharged Maran brothers and hence this did not come under 2G.
This time Karti’s companies and their benami Directors were represented by none other than the mother Nalini Chidambaram. Is this due to no sensible lawyer wanting to take the case as all people in the legal fraternity are aware of Supreme Court’s landmark orders barring other courts in this case? Nalini argued a curious point that the 2G trial court had discharged Maran brothers and hence this did not come under 2G. After hearing Nalini on April 27, the Madras High had asked Special Public Prosecutor Anand Grover and A S G Rajagopalan to get a clarification in this regard on June 5.
Is this another case of highly corrupt people misusing the legal system? These murky things are happening mainly because the agencies such as the CBI and ED are being pressured by people close to Chidambaram from acting quickly. Until that is rectified, people with money will continue to indulge in forum shopping in courts.
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The whole family is corrupt! Money makes the mare go ‘slow’!
For God’s sake let someone act fast to book the “elite” politicians, who dabble with the system using their connections. Otherwise, motive will be attributed to even honest beings whether the PM or the bureaucrats and mudslinging will go on.
[The very fact that notices under FEMA (instead of the more stringent PMLA) were served on Karti is proof enough this Govt is least interested in touching Chidambaram & family or recovering the loots.]
[Not just Chidambaram, this Govt is least interested in troubling any of the the big players]
[Small fries like Raja, Kanimozhi were arraigned but Chidambaram, Manmohan, Sonia are enjoying the loot]
[In COALGATE too, a low rank Minister & bureaucrats have been charged while the main thief Manmohan escaped prosecution]
[Chaganbhujbal is still in Jail while the LOOTER MAFIA HEAD Pawar & family have been honored with titles.]
[When Jaya was sent to Jail for the first time in DA case & came out on bail awaiting the appeal verdict Jaitley visited the CONVICTED PRISONER JAYA in her home to send adequate signals to the Judicial Officer & lo… strangely & funnily Jaya was acquitted. But the same benevolence was not shown to smaller fries like Sasikala & Dinakaran. ]
Either Jaitley (alone) is acting as a TROJAN HORSE for the UPA assisting them in evading the long arms of law or the entire Modi Govt has entered into a secret pact with the major opposition corrupt netas – You go slow on corruption cases & in return we will not pose a challenge to you in 2019
why do you assume that Modi as a politician is free of all evils/drawbacks? He is also a normal politician vulnerable to few things and every neta esp in national level aka Lutyens has one-one deal with every other one. It is this deal framework between him and someone else in his cabinet that is making him ineffective in all high profile anti-corruption cases. It is surprising that Swamy seems to have got some deal with Modi as well and he seems to hope (only time will tell if he is naive or otherwise) he can get through some of his desires ..
this man no matter what has to be arrested cos apart from this his Saffron Terrorist creation has to b condenmed by d highest courts n d people of Hindustan….that he became blinded by money and power and he brought disrepute to a great religion Hinduism should never be excused…..his ten generations after Kart Chidambaram should be ochestracized by d Hindus
ED is ultimately under Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is a buddy of Chidambaram. CBI under PM Narendra Modi is still on slow pace. How honest officers can work under these negative working conditions?
Everything is under direct control of PM/PMO. So do not get fooled into believing some is with FM etc. If PM/PMO is not overriding or ignoring any obvious ineffectiveness or connivance of FM/Finance Ministry then either there is nothing wrong in all allegations just mere rumours/political sensationalism or PM/PMO itself is compromised i.e God Save situation
PM/PMO itself is compromised i.e else AJ would have been sacked
Yes, God Save the country