Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday accused the Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia-led Gang of Four officers for trying to terminate the services of the Enforcement Directorate (ED)’s Joint Director Rajeshwar Singh to save tainted former Finance Minister P Chidambaram from the Aircel-Maxis scam. Swamy was addressing the media after Finance Ministry produced a manufactured Research and Analytical Wing (RAW) input trying to give an impression that Rajeshwar Singh was in touch with an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent in Dubai. After Swamy’s press conference, the ED issued a statement giving a clean chit to Rajeshwar Singh, rebutting the manufactured RAW input of 2016 dubiously produced by the Finance Ministry.
“Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia-led Gang of Four is playing all frauds against honest ED officer Rajeshwar Singh and intimidating him for charge sheeting Chidambaram. This Gang of Four is trying to destabilize our Government’s fight against corruption and destabilize Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
Swamy said that the ED Director Karnal Singh had already written to the RAW Chief that this input was fake and despite knowing this, Hasmukh Adhia hushed it up. He also blasted the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Vikramjit Banerjee for arguing against Rajeshwar Singh. Swamy pointed out that Banerjee was assisted by a United Progressive Alliance (UPA) appointed Standing Counsel Adv. R. Bala, who is a known associate of Chidambaram.
“Hasmukh Adhia, who was caught for accepting gold biscuits from fugitive Nirav Modi is trying to settle scores against the Enforcement Directorate. Adhia was hushing-up the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and Income Tax report against Nirav Modi for more than year”, accused Swamy urging Prime Minister to take action against the Gang of Four officers engaged in sabotaging the corruption cases.
He also accused Adhia for entertaining fixers like Upendra Rai who is in regular touch with another member of Gang of Four. “I will expose the other three members in the Gang of Four. I will expose them and their complicity with corrupt Congress leaders like Chidambaram and Ahmed Patel in my July 8th function in Mumbai”, said Swamy.
Swamy earlier in the day in Court during arguments blasted the ASG Banerjee for playing along with frivolous petitioners to save Chidambaram. Welcoming the Supreme Court Order by the Justices Arun Mishra and Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Swamy said that the attempts to derail the Aircel-Maxis case by intimidating Rajeshwar Singh by the corrupt lobbies have been plugged. “The Court has said Government may probe what they filed in sealed cover, without giving any direction. The Court also ordered that the Aircel-Maxis probe should be finished in the earlier specified time limit of six months. I will meet the Prime Minister for taking action against Hasmukh Adhia for trying to play fraud in this case by filing manufactured RAW input which was already rebutted by ED Chief,” he said urging ED Chief Karnal Singh to clarify the position. Within an hour of Swamy’s press conference, ED issued a statement giving a clean chit to Rajeshwar Singh said that all the contacts he established with the person mentioned in the RAW input was with the knowledge of the ED.
Earlier, when ASG Vikramjit Banerjee produced the RAW input in sealed cover to Judges, Rajeshwar Singh who was present in the court room moved to front and gave two confidential reports to the Judges. One was ED Chief’s letter to RAW Chief rebutting the RAW input saying that the alleged ISI agent who is an Indian citizen living in Dubai described by RAW in 2016 once made an incoming call to Rajeshwar Singh and he had promptly informed the Directorate on this and there was a valuable information to the ED. The alleged ISI agent has already visited India 10 times after the manufactured RAW input. This controversial RAW input was tweeted by Upendra Rai’s relatives, two months ago. The second letter submitted by Rajeshwar Singh was his communication with Hasmukh Adhia protesting his hostility towards Singh and blocking his promotion and entertaining complaints from the ilk of fixers like Upendra Rai.
The Enforcement Director’s press release is published below:
 Crooked Chidambaram gang again engineers fake petitions against ED Officer Rajeshwar Singh – Jun 7, 2018, PGurus.com
 Is Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia shielding PNB scamsters Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi? Mar 21, 2018, PGurus.com
 ‘Siding with Scamsters’: ED Joint Director Makes Scathing Attack on Revenue Secy Hasmukh Adhia – Jun 27, 2018, News18.com
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