On Saturday, the Enforcement Directorate said that British middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case Christian Michel took the name of a "Mrs Gandhi" during his interrogation
New Delhi: Former Union minister P Chidambaram, who is embroiled in the Aircel-Maxis scam, has an expert opinion regarding the Enforcement Directorate’s announcement that British middleman Christian Michel took the name of a "Mrs Gandhi" during his interrogation on Saturday
It is believed that Michel was referring to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Not only this, the ED sought eight days more custody of the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case for further interrogation and to delve into such phrases as “…son of Italian lady…he will become the next PM of India….”
Chidambaram took to Twitter to call out on the Centre and media for “surpassing kangaroo courts” and delivering “justice on TV channels”. He also said, “What the ED says will be oral evidence, any piece of paper that the ED produces will be documentary evidence and what the TV channel pronounces will be the judgment.”
Even kangaroo courts hold trials in a courtroom. Our new 'improved' system will surpass kangaroo courts and deliver justice on TV channels.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) December 30, 2018
Further, the Criminal Procedure Code and the Evidence Act will not apply. What ED says will be oral evidence, any piece of paper ED produces will be documentary evidence, and what the TV channel pronounces will be the judgement.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) December 30, 2018
If government, ED and the media have their way, in this country cases will be tried on TV channels.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) December 30, 2018
On Saturday, the ED had produced Michel in court after his remand came to an end. However, the reference for "Mrs Gandhi" remark is not yet clear.
What is astonishing is that these tweets are coming from a senior Congress leader who is himself involved in one of the biggest scams of the country.
On November 26, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said it had obtained the requisite sanction to prosecute Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case from the concerned authorities.
The investigating agency also said that they have evidence to prove that Chidambaram and his son Karti closed bank accounts in foreign countries after a charge sheet was filed in the case.
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Last Updated 30, Dec 2018, 5:31 PM