Subramanian Swamy writes to PM seeking Chidambaram’s prosecution under new Black money Act

Swamy asked Prime Minister Modi to direct Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia in this regard and initiate prosecution under the new Black Money Act.

Published: 28th March 2017 07:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2017 07:36 PM   |  A+A-

BJP leader and MP Subramanian Swamy (File | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prosecute former finance minister P. Chidambaram and his family members under the new Black money Act and Benami Act.

In his complaint, Swamy while citing the findings of the Income Tax’s Chennai investigation team said that it was necessary to persecute them under the new law apart from charging them under Prevention of Corruption Act, Disproportionate Asset (DA) case and money laundering act.

“Report also shows the illegal assets and properties of P. Chidambaram and his family across the globe. The IT report finds that these huge assets were acquired by corruption and bribes taken when Chidambaram was the finance and home ministers during 2004 to 2014,” the complaint read.

“The huge properties, vine yards, hotels, farm houses were bought in London, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Spain, France and Greece like 14 countries, all acquired by black money by abuse of power,” it added.

He asked Prime Minister Modi to direct Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia in this regard and initiate prosecution under the new Black Money Act.

In response, Prime Minister acknowledged the March 20 complaint.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL2018