SC slams CBI and ED. Directs to finish the investigation in Aircel-Maxis case in six months

SC slams CBI/ ED for the delay in finishing the investigation of Aircel-Maxis scam

SC slams CBI/ ED for the delay in finishing the investigation of Aircel-Maxis scam
SC slams CBI/ ED for the delay in finishing the investigation of Aircel-Maxis scam

Coming down heavily on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Supreme Court on Monday gave an ultimatum of six months to finish the investigation in the Aircel-Maxis scam, involving the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) violation involving former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son. The Bench headed by the Justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha directed the agencies to file a status of the probe in two weeks, posting the case to April 2.

To the AG’s offer to produce a status report in a sealed cover in two weeks, the main petitioner Subramanian Swamy intervened and said that these sealed covers are now found from the main accused’s bedroom! Swamy did not mention the name of Chidambaram.

Repeating the scathing remarks on the delays from CBI and ED, Justice Arun Mishra asked Attorney General K K Venugopal to explain the reasons behind the four-year-long delay in Aircel-Maxis case. The AG tried offering an excuse on the no response from Malaysian government on the details sought regarding the Maxis owners. To the AG’s offer to produce a status report in a sealed cover in two weeks, the main petitioner Subramanian Swamy intervened and said that these sealed covers are now found from the main accused’s bedroom! Swamy did not mention the name of Chidambaram. However, the Bench asked for an affidavit, rather than a sealed cover.

“People can’t be kept in the dark with regard to investigations on sensitive matters such as the 2G spectrum related cases,” said the Judges, reminding the AG that the investigating officers will face a contempt of court case if there is any further delay.

With this Supreme Court’s ultimatum, the noose has started tightening on Chidambaram, who was evading all actions from CBI and ED, with his unholy nexus with powerful people in Government. Though Chidambaram was summoned in December 2014, the then CBI Director Anil Sinha played dirty tricks to save him. Then the Joint Director Ashok Tewari, who summoned Chidambaram, was shunted out of the CBI within weeks to his parent cadre in Himachal Pradesh. Contrast this with the case of JS Kumawat, who has managed to bag plum assignments in the Ministry of Finance after being asked to go back to his parent cadre, Bihar[1]. The Enforcement Directorate under Finance Ministry headed by Arun Jaitley faced many barriers in taking actions against Chidambaram. ED’s Joint Director Rajeshwar Singh faced many hardships from the Finance Ministry[2] and he was reinstated only after the main petitioner Subramanian Swamy’s petitions.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court approved the appointment of Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta as Special Public Prosecutor (SPP), while appreciating the services of the former SPP Anand Grover, who relinquished his post after Tushar Mehta’s appointment by the Centre.

Karthi in custody till March 24

The trial court in the afternoon sent Karti to judicial custody till March 24 in the INX Media bribe case. Special Judge Sunil Rana directed adequate security to Karti in Tihar jail.

References:

[1] Top Finance Ministry official honey trapped in ParisMar 11, 2018, PGurus.com

[2] Is Arun Jaitley double dealing in the probes against Chidambaram and Ahmed Patel?Nov 6, 2017, PGurus.com

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10 COMMENTS

  1. ARUN JAITELY IS A PERSON WHO IS DOUBLE HEADED SNAKE.
    HE IS A MN PLANTED BY 10,JANPATH AND GET ALL PRIOR INFORMATION.
    CBI,IT,ED &RAW SHOULD BE UNDER PM OR A TRUSTED PERSON OF PM LIKE
    DR.SWAMY SHOULD BE GIVEN THESE AGENCIES.
    HE WILL CLEAN ALL DIRT AND MAKE ALL ACCUNTABLE.
    HE HAS GUTS,BRAIN,THOROUGH WITH SUBJECT AND HONEST,BUT
    WILL NOT SPARE ANY ONE WHO ABUSE HIM

  2. 2G SPECTRUM,AUGUSTA WEST LAND,BOFORS,COAL AND OTHER UPA SCAM SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED BEFORE THE END OF DECEMBER2018 AND GUILTY SHOULD BE JAILED AND CONFISCATE ALL PROPERTIES,WHICH WILL BE SUFFICIANT TO PAY RS.15 LACS TO EACH PERSON AND FULFILL THE PROMISE OF PM MR.MODI,MADE IN HIS 2014 MANIFESTO.
    IF SOME BJP LEADERS ARE INVOLVED THEY ALSO SHOULD BE PUNISHED.
    NO MERCY SHOULD BE SHOWN TO FORMER PM MANMOHAN SINGH,WHO IF INTROGATED IN POLICE WAY HE WILL SPIN THE BEANS AND MAKE HIM AN “APPROVAR”.
    SONIA GANDHI,ROBERT WADR,P.CHIDAMBARAM,KAPIL SIBAL,ALL SHOULD BE JAILED,DULY CONFISCATING ALL ILL GOTTEN MONEY

  3. When will this joke end? It seems a fantastic joke is being played on the hapless people of this country. The SC has now played its part on lamenting about the delay in Aircel MAXIS, 2G and the invisible hand!!!!. It has given another six months time to CBI on an act which 12 years OLD!!!!. ENJOY MY COUNTRY

  4. BJP & Narendra Modi are NOT to be trusted in all matters of punishing anyone. They will continue to be soft & play blind to ti.

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