Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy blamed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India, for the delay in action in major seven cases of corruption by the agency probes including the Aircel-Maxis, National Herald, and Robert Vadra cases. In a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Swamy listed the seven cases and inaction by the CBI for the past several months.
“In the Sarada Chit Fund case, the main accused have mentioned Nalini Chidambaram as having received illegal pecuniary benefits and gratification. Yet she has yet to be summoned and questioned,” said Swamy in a two-page letter.
Swamy pointed out that CBI has not yet moved an inch in the National Herald case land grabbing by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi under Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA), even after many courts up to Supreme Court has taken cognisance of the ongoing case filed by him. He said that apart from Sonia and Rahul, other Directors of Young Indian such as Motilal Vora and Oscar Fernandes were Members of the Parliament (MPs) when grabbing the Herald House property leased by the Ministry of Urban Development.
“In the National Herald case, in which prosecution in my Private Complaint case, the CBI has to register a case under Prevention of Corruption Act against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Motilal Vora and Oscar Fernandez who all are MPs. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) thereafter can attach all the illegally acquired properties of the Associated Journals Private Limited,” he said.
He blamed CBI for not acting fast against former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s family. Swamy said that CBI delayed the probe in Aircel Maxis case involving Chidambaram and son Karti, and urged immediate custodial interrogation. He also said that CBI has not yet acted against Chidambaram’s wife Nalini in Sarada Chit Fund Scam.
“In the Sarada Chit Fund case, the main accused have mentioned Nalini Chidambaram as having received illegal pecuniary benefits and gratification. Yet she has yet to be summoned and questioned,” said Swamy in a two-page letter. The letter of Swamy is published at the end of this report.
The Senior BJP leader also pointed out that CBI is going very slow in the land grabbing cases against Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra. Another case he said was the CBI delay in the probe against former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda in the illegal land allotment to National Herald in Panchkula.
“The cases of Moin Qureshi and the Agusta Westland corruption have not proceeded at all, besides sensational media publicity,” said Swamy urging Prime Minister to direct CBI for speedy and fast action in these seven corruption cases.
Subramanian Swamy’s letter to Prime Minister on CBI delays in seven crucial corruption cases is published below: