The former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son Kart is really testing the patience of CBI. He was supposed to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on September 14 in connection with the Aircel-Maxis scam probe. Even after he was rebuked by Supreme Court in the INX Media bribe case for not appearing before the CBI, this time Karti showed audacity to say that CBI has no jurisdiction to call him.
In the Aircel-Maxis scam, now it is conclusively proved that father Chidambaram as Finance Minister totally violated the norms and son Karti’s companies got money from Maxis also.
He comes out with a bogus claim that the Aircel-Maxis case is discharged. Here Karti is lying on the discharge of former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and brother, and SUN TV in another case. The case involving Karti and his father is on the violations and bribes taken in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval of Aircel-Maxis deal.
The million dollar question is why CBI showing such an unheard-of leniency to Karti. It is time to arrest the ever evading Karti for custodial interrogation to get the real picture of bribes he received by misusing the office of his father, who was the Finance and Home Minister from 2004 to 2014.
PGurus had reported the entire details of illegal wealth amassed by father Chidambaram and Karti in more than 14 countries. Our article titled as ‘Chidambara Rahasya’ exposed the proprieties illegally acquired by the family during 2004 to 2014. These illegal assets worth more than Rs.10,000 crore and 21 foreign bank accounts were exposed in the joint raid connected by Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax Investigation Wing in Chennai. A few months ago this explosive information was made in public by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, demanding the prosecution of Chidambaram family under new Black Money Act and Benami Act.
Chidambaram and son Karti were caught in the Aircel-Maxis scam when his secret companies like Advantage Strategic Consulting Pvt Ltd and its Singapore subsidiary were exposed by Swamy in April 2012. His revelations showed that the Karti linked firm accepted Rs.26 lakhs from Malaysian company Maxis. Later in the joint raid of ED and IT, it was found that Karti linked firms accepted around two lakh dollars ($200,000) from Maxis after father Chidambaram dubiously approved the takeover of Aircel by the Malaysian company Maxis.
In the Aircel-Maxis scam, now it is conclusively proved that father Chidambaram as Finance Minister totally violated the norms and son Karti’s companies got money from Maxis also. What more proof does CBI want to register cases against the father and son? Now Karti is displaying false bravado by challenging the agency and it is time for the agency to arrest him to show that no one is above the law.
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