Former Union Minister, P Chidambaram would find himself in a spot of bother after the Public Accounts Sub Committee sought a CBI probe against him for the controversial 80:20 gold import scheme. The PAC has alleged that Chidambaram had ignored objections of the Department of Revenue Intelligence.
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has already initiated a probe after it was found that a confidential document in the Aircel-Maxis case was found in the home of former union minister, P Chidambaram.
The Speaker’s decision to disqualify MLAs is blatantly partisan and to help the minority TN government, former union minister, P Chidambaram said. He took to Twitter to make his displeasure felt over the recent developments. The Speaker of Tamil Nadu had disqualified 18 MLAs loyal to T T V Dhinakaran on Monday.
The CBI raids at the residence of P Chidambaram on Tuesday had the social media cracking dozens of jokes. The raids at the residence of Chidambaram fondly called PC saw the social media comparing the same to WannaCry, the ransomware which hit millions of systems across the world.
Searches are underway and some important seizures such as hard discs and documents have been made, the CBI said on the raids that were conducted at the residence of former union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti.
The CBI on Tuesday carried out searches in 14 different places including the residence of Karti Chidambaram. The raids were conducted in connection with the alleged criminal misconduct in grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval to foreign investments received by INX Media Pvt Ltd formerly owned by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea.
One Congress leader from Tamil Nadu had a different take on the CBI raids that were conducted at the residence of P Chidambaram and his son Karti on Tuesday. Karate R Thiagarajan while terming the raid as politically motivated also said that this was an attempt to stop Chidambaram from becoming the next chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
When the raids were being conducted his residence in Chennai, P Chidambaram, the former union minister of India was at the Karnataka High Court. He was in Bengaluru to argue a case.
The father-son duo of Chidambaram and Karti have been accused of receiving bribes and abusing positions of power and this led to a CBI raid earlier today. 17 locations in Chennai, Noida, Karaikudi and Delhi were searched by the officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation. The raids are a spill over of the probe conducted by the Enforcement Directorate.
Former Union Minister, P Chidambaram has cried foul over the raids by the Central Bureau of Investigation at his residence. The Government wants to silence my voice said Chidamabaram while reacting to the raids that also took place at his son Karti’s residence.
Government by using the CBI and other agencies is targeting my son and his friends. The government wants to silence my voice, the former finance minister of India also said.