Supreme Court expresses displeasure on the delay in Aircel-Maxis probe

SC unhappy with the delays in the Aircel-Maxis probe, raps CBI and ED

SC unhappy with the delays in the Aircel-Maxis probe, raps CBI, ED and 2G SPP
SC unhappy with the delays in the Aircel-Maxis probe, raps CBI and ED

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its displeasure on the delays in the Aircel-Maxis scam investigation. This can’t be tolerated and years have lapsed, said the Bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan Shantanagoudar. Posting the next hearing to January 4, 2018, the Bench directed 2G cases Special Public Prosecutor Anand Grover, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file the status report on the investigation. The Court also permitted the main petitioner Subramanian Swamy to file a short note about the case and its status.

Recently after attaching Karti’s bank accounts, the corrupt officials and powerful persons belong to the Chidambaram gang (C-Company) had tried to register cases against Rajeshwar Singh based on anonymous complaints.

By this direction, now the fate of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti’s frivolous petition challenging the summons of CBI and ED in Aircel-Maxis scam is sealed. Now Chidambaram and son will have to worry a lot as the main petitioner Swamy is permitted to file a short note about the case and the delays in the investigation. Literally all doors are closed for the father and son duo.

The ED, in its joint raid with Income Tax’s Chennai unit has unearthed the entire money trail in Aircel-Maxis scam[1]. When the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) illegal approval files were pending with father Chidambaram, the Malaysian company Maxis and its subsidiaries paid around $200,000 to Karti linked firms. ED has already attached Karti’s bank accounts on this regard under Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The CBI, in December 2014, interrogated Chidambaram and has already stated that the FIPB approval was completely illegal. The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has also unearthed a  huge scam in this dubious deal. But Chidambaram and son’s prosecution was delayed simply due to the backdoor deals with his friends in the BJP Government.

The ED officer Rajeshwar Singh faced many a tough time after he raided and unearthed Chidambaram family’s amassment of properties in 14 countries and 21 illegal foreign bank accounts in connection with Aircel-Maxis scam[2].  Even after the Supreme Court monitoring, many false cases were foisted against him by Chidambaram’s friends in the government in an attempt to remove him from the ED. Recently after attaching Karti’s bank accounts, the corrupt officials and powerful persons belong to the Chidambaram gang (C-Company) had tried to register cases against Rajeshwar Singh based on anonymous complaints. Earlier hearing the ED officers petition, Supreme Court had barred Government from taking actions based on anonymous and frivolous complaints.

The music is about to stop. Well-wishers of Chidambaram in the current dispensation may run the risk of exposure if they continue to help their dear friend.

[1] Aircel-Maxis: ED raids in Chennai and Kolkata to trace money laundering… Dec 1, 2017, PGurus.com

[2] Chidambara Rahasya – Details of huge secret assets… Mar 15, 2017, PGurus.com

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