Subramanian Swamy urges monitoring mechanism to speed up prosecution in high profile corruption cases

Swamy hints in his letter to PM that despite being given a peeled banana to eat, the Govt. is refusing to do so

Swamy hints in his letter to PM that despite being given a peeled banana to eat, the Govt. is refusing to do so
Swamy hints in his letter to PM that despite being given a peeled banana to eat, the Govt. is refusing to do so

Swamy to PM Modi: Delay in prosecution of high-profile corruption cases hurting party’s image

Citing huge delays in the prosecution of high-profile corruption cases, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy urged Prime Minister to form an inter-departmental monitoring mechanism consisting of all agency heads and prosecutors to speed up the long-pending cases in courts. In a detailed letter to Narendra Modi, the BJP leader said that many cases like 2G Scam appeal, National Herald, Aircel-Maxis, INX-Media bribery cases are so delayed and prosecution proceedings are so lethargic and delayed.

“There is, without doubt, an inordinate and inexplicable delay in the prosecution of many corruption cases by the government, which corruption had happened during the UPA tenure at the Centre. Be it 2G Scam appeal pending in Delhi High Court, the prosecution in the pending trial of those out on bail viz., Mr. P Chidambaram involving his and his son’s bribery in Aircel-Maxis and INX Media bribery cases, or cases against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi [who are also out on Bail in the National Herald misappropriation case], such as Income Tax evasion on Rs.450 crores obtained by cheating in the National Herald case, and cases of eviction and seizing of Herald House by Young Indian Pvt Ltd company owned by these two accused held up in Supreme Court.”

Why Government’s legal team headed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who appears personally in all these listed cases not taking the initiative to speed up the cases,” blamed Swamy.

“In the past seven years, there is has yet been no finality or conviction in these cases, which is clearly due to the induced lack of enthusiasm of the prosecutors led by the Solicitor General and other Advocates of the government as also the concerned agencies like CBI, Income Tax, and ED. After the adverse judgment in the 2G Spectrum Scam case in the Trial court, CBI and ED’s appeal in Delhi High Court has been pending since March 2018. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta is the Special Public Prosecutor of this case. For more than three years, the 2G Spectrum Scam case appeal has not yet crossed even the Grant of Appeal stage,” said Swamy accusing Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who has not yet appeared in Court during the 2G Scam appeal.

“The Aircel-Maxis case involving Chidambaram father and son is much delayed. The CBI and ED have not yet provided the final details of the money trail from Singapore and London. Many times the Trial Court Judge has warned the agencies to complete providing the details. In this case, the charge sheet was filed by the agencies in mid-2018. But delays in starting the trial are claimed as due to waiting for documents from non-cooperating countries. This cannot be a credible excuse. These excuses cause the delay unless it can be shown which document is specifically essential.[1]

“Similar delays in prosecution is taken place in INX Media bribery case where in fact the bribe-giver has turned an approver…Unnecessary delays have taken place[2]. CBI recently objected to the accused Chidambaram’s demand for inspection of documents. Which was wrong. So the Court decided in favour of the accused and allowed inspection. The CBI however went for appeal in Delhi High Court, while led to a grant of Stay on Trial Court proceeding with the case for a long period. Recently, Delhi High Court has reserved judgment on CBI’s appeal and but also ordered the resumption of the trial while reminding the CBI of many landmark judgments on the accused right to access the seized documents[3]. The prosecution made a big mistake in basic and elementary law and thus created a delay in the trial,” said Swamy blaming the Prosecution for not caring about cases properly.

“Same is the situation in Black money cases against Robert Vadra. Also, the Finance Ministry and Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) have not given a sanction for prosecution to CBI against Bank officers accused in the land grabbing case involving Chidambaram’s wife Nalini. CBI has informed of this fact to Delhi High Court in September 2020. This clearly indicates that many in the Finance Ministry are trying to save Chidambaram by not granting sanctions for prosecution against co-accused officers. The same has happened in Aircel-Maxis and INX Media cases also. Still, many co-accused officers are not suspended even after the government giving sanctions for prosecution in Aircel-Maxis and INX Media cases. These are the ways to delay and or sabotage the case.

“From November 2019 onwards Income Tax case in National Herald is pending in Supreme Court and not yet listed for past three years. From mid-2019 onwards eviction of Herald House is also pending in Supreme Court. In both cases, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi lost in all forums including in Delhi High Court and inordinate delay is happening from the prosecution side in speeding the matter in Supreme Court. Why government’s legal team headed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who appears personally in all these listed cases not taking the initiative to speed up the cases,” blamed Swamy.

Subramanian Swamy said that delays in prosecution in high profile cases are hurting our party’s image since our campaign in 2014 onwards in various elections at the national and local levels, had made fighting corruption a key plank of election campaigns.

“I am most respectfully urging you to give immediate directions to the agency heads, legal officers, and prosecutors to sit together if necessary and work in coordination and to monitor the progress of cases at regular intervals. Our government must fix responsibility on agency heads and legal officers in conducting these high profile cases and ensure convictions, which are already much delayed,” said Swamy demanding the creation of an inter-departmental monitoring mechanism in prosecution in high profile cases involving Sonia, Rahul Gandhi, and Chidambaram.

The detailed four-page letter to Subramanian Swamy is published below:

Subramanian Swamy’s Letter to PM Narendra Modi on Delay in Corruption Cases by PGurus on Scribd


[1] Chidambaram, his son get protection from arrest in Aircel Maxis case till April 26Mar 25, 2019, ANI

[2] Indrani to turn approver in INX Media bribery case. Revelations on Chidambaram’s activities to be exposed soonMay 11, 2019,

[3] INX Media case: Can’t allow inspection of seized documents by accused, CBI tells Delhi High CourtAug 27, 2021, The Hindu

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  1. The Judicial delay in deciding these cases and punishing the corrupted politicians, an election promise of Modi Government, is the main concern in the minds of all citizens. If delay continues, people will loose confidence on Modi’s governance and his promises of complete elimination of corruption in the Government. It is time for Modi to look into this and show his honest intentions and willingness to punish the corrupted politicians. If he has done good job for the last seven years, he should not worry about his vote bank politics and about his chair.
    People have lot of confidence on Modi.

  2. Dr. S.Swamy should understand that his party PM is serving master strokes on him and his successful cases and the PM has been doing surgical strikes to create hurdles so as to protect his PM portfolio for another term. BJP may say UPA 1 and 2 mega scams were due to slip of the tongue political heat statements and an Act of God too. Thus BJP will prove Kapil Sibals’ zero loss theory!!

  3. Blame is squarely on PM Narendra Modi. What is CBI fully under him doing and what is Prosecution led by Solicitor General doing for the past seven years. How many letter Subramanian Swamy has to write to remind Modi. Meanwhile ED and Income Tax under dummy Finance Minister doing? What is Home Minister Amit Shah doing on Rahul Gandhi’s British Citizenship case? Frauds. Some one Govt might be collecting money or clinching deals using these tough cases

    Do not understand why ,once a case is registered should the courts entertain squashing of the case /FIR , protection from arrest, etc. when finally it is going to be decided by the courts. Only gainers in this are the expensive lawyers and the accused.When the courts are expected to give judgements why the observations? Similarly why are the judgements are reserved days.
    Whatever has been written above is known to everyone, but still there is no effort bring about a change, why ?? Because the ones entrusted to make the change are either helpless or beneficiaries.

  5. Indian judiciary can forego sleep to hear a terrorist mercy pleas, but will drag on every high profile corruption cases. Mera desh mahaan


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