[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]S[/dropcap]tepping up his attack on Chidambaram, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy urged Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi to book the former Finance Minister and his family under the new Black Money Act and the new Benami Act, citing the huge amassing of assets abroad. Swamy in his letter said that the findings of the Income Tax Department on Chidambaram and his family is a clear case of fixing them under the new Acts passed recently.
The BJP leader had recently brought out a 200 page Income Tax report detailing the 21 foreign bank accounts and huge properties amassed by Chidambaram and family members across the Globe.
Swamy asked the PM to give directions to the Revenue Secretary for prosecuting Chidambaram, son Karti and wife Nalini under the new Black Money and Benami Acts for secret foreign bank accounts and assets in 14 countries.
“The IT report finds that these huge assets were acquired by corruption and bribes taken when Chidambaram was Finance and Home Minister during 2004 to 2014. The huge foreign properties, vineyards, hotels, farmhouses were bought in London, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Spain, France and Greece etc. about 14 countries, all black money acquired by abuse of power.”
“Hence apart from charging the Chidambarams under Prevention of Corruption Act, Disproportionate Assets case, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, it is also necessary to prosecute them under the new Black Money Act and the new Benami Act,” said Swamy.
The BJP leader had recently brought out a 200 page Income Tax report detailing the 21 foreign bank accounts and huge properties amassed by Chidambaram and family members across the Globe. He had accused that certain people in the Finance Ministry were protecting Chidambaram from prosecution and urged the PM to give stern directions to CBI, ED and IT to take action immediately.
Swamy letter to the PM is published below: