Now Ten cases against Chidambaram family. What is CBI, ED, CBDT & Delhi Police doing? Time for PM to intervene

The inaction of the current government after registering 10 cases against the Chidambaram family is bizarre

The inaction of the current government after registering 10 cases against the Chidambaram family is bizarre
Nalini, Palaniappan and Karti Chidambaram

The cases keep piling up. Just last week, in the Delhi High Court, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the judge that they have instituted[1] a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) in the Comfort Inn Hotel grab case. With this, the Chidambarams are now facing ten cases/ probes by various agencies.

Chidambaram manipulated the documents to give a clean chit to terrorist Ishrat Jehan in a bid to fix the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and then Home Minister Amit Shah.

The CBI is looking into the role of P Chidambaram and Karti in the Aircel-Maxis scam and INX Media bribe case for violating the Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval norms. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is investigating if they should be charged under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for the Aircel-Maxis scam and INX Media bribe cases, which envisages a minimum of three to seven years in prison.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) under Finance Ministry’s Revenue Department has also initiated two probes under the new Black Money Act and Benami Act[2] against Chidambaram, Karti, and other family members for amassing properties in 14 countries and undeclared 21 foreign bank accounts[3]. PGurus has reported details of these illegal assets and bank accounts in an article called ‘Chidambara Rahasya’. These details were made public by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy by producing the findings of Income Tax’s Chennai Unit and the ED. These two agencies unearthed illegal assets of over Rs.10000 crores ($1.55 billion at $1=Rs.65) during their raid at Karti’s companies in December 2015 and January 2016 in connection with the probe in Aircel-Maxis scam.

Chidambaram is also facing a probe by Delhi Police for manipulating[4] the documents related to the encounter of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist Ishrat Jehan. Delhi Police has registered an FIR in this regard based on the complaint by Union Home Ministry. Former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai had deposed before the inquiry committee that manipulation of files happened at Home Minister Chidambaram’s office. Chidambaram manipulated the documents to give a clean chit to terrorist Ishrat Jehan in a bid to fix the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and then Home Minister Amit Shah.

Chidambaram’s wife Nalini was involved in the Sarada Chit Fund scam[5]. As per the confession of the Chit Fund owner Sudipto Sen, Nalini forced him into an agreement and he had given money of around Rs.25 crores ($4 million at $1=Rs.65). CBI and ED are now probing this case.

Nalini’s role is detailed by CBI in the hotel grabbing case using Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) when Chidambaram was Finance Minister. Nalini’s conversation with the former hotel owner Kathirvel shows the arrogant abuse of power by Chidambaram and his family members[6].

That is a total of ten cases. Each one goes further to show how they built their fortune of allegedly Rs.6 Lakh crores ($100 billion at $1=Rs.60). This number is Karti’s claim[7]. If this were to have happened to a common man, he/ she would have disappeared from public view, running from one court to the other, in between spells of incarceration in every jail of India. Then why are Palaniappan Chidambaram, wife Nalini, and son Karti roaming free? Adding insult to injury, the CBI botches its submission to the Supreme Court, allowing Karti to travel abroad “ostensibly” for getting his daughter admitted into Cambridge University[8].

It is high time Prime Minister Narendra Modi summoned the Chiefs of CBI, ED, CBDT and Delhi Police and give them a strict time limit in which to finish the probes on these ten cases. He needs to find out the friends of the former Finance Minister in Government who are trying to derail these probes.

List of 10 cases against the Chidambarams
Sl. No. Description
1 CBI FIR in Aircel-Maxis case against Chidambaram and Karti
2 CBI FIR against INX Media bribe case against Chidambaram and Karti
3 CBI probe in the hotel grabbing against Chidambaram family members
4 CBI probe in Sarada Scam against Nalini
5 ED probe in Aircel-Maxis case against Chidambaram and Karti
6 ED probe in INX Media bribe case against Chidambaram and Karti
7 ED probe in Sarada Scam against Nalini
8 CBDT probe under Black Money Act against Chidambaram family
9 CBDT probe under Benami Act against Chidambaram family
10 Delhi Police probe against Chidambaram for manipulating encounter of LeT terrorist Ishrat Jehan

References:

[1] CBI registers PE against Chidambaram family in Hotel Grab caseDec 8, 2017, PGurus.com

[2] Prime Minister orders CBDT to probe Chidambaram family under Black Money and Benami ActApr 11, 2017, PGurus.com

[3] Chidambara Rahasya – Details of secret assets and bank accounts of the Chidambaram familyMar 15, 2017, PGurus.com

[4] What is keeping Karti awake at nights? Aug 20, 2017, PGurus.com

[5] What is preventing the Modi Govt. from acting against the Chidambaram familyApr 11, 2016, PGurus.com

[6] Phone conversation of Nalini Chidambaram exposes her role in hotel grabbingApr 27, 2017, PGurus.com

[7] Mr. Modi, you have a problemSep 20, 2017, PGurus.com

[8] Was College admission the real reason for Karti’s visit? Nov 26, 2017, Sunday Guardian

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Its a wonderful job by P Gurus to have been meticulously following the ” Indias most crooked lawyer politician family”. My full credit goes to them and i thank them from the bottom of my heart. Please continue to do your good work with greater Zeal and enthusiam in giving the true & correct status . If general public were to maintain the confidence with BJP government QUICK action should be taken. Four years is just too long by any standards.Otherwise it will treat PM MODI as another Manmohan singh in due course.

  2. Jaitely & entire BJP is waiting for Chidambaram to fall on its legs, on his own. They want out of court settlement. The increasing incidents of corrupt getting reprieve makes me to reject BJP & lose the entire trust.

  3. It is a shame that the ex FM is involved in so many cases and despite lapse of four years the cases are not moving an inch. Should Gujarat election results be different then I am sure these cases will be relegated to the back burner. The credibility of NDA govt is slipping fast with no real progress in any of the cases, No credible achievement inrecovery of black money and poor governance in finance.

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