Chidambaram blasts Modi, says Govt using ED for vendetta



New Delhi, Jan 13: As the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided his and his son's residences, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday accused the government of misusing the probe agency and asserted that he would not bend or break and would "continue to speak and write".



He said the ED found nothing in its searches at his residence in Delhi as well as his family's residence in Chennai.



"The panchnamas (seizure notes) speak for themselves," the former union minister said in a statement.



He said the Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the ED in cases where the submission is that the probe agency had no jurisdiction to conduct any investigation in the so-called Aircel-Maxis case. The ED was asked to file its reply and the cases were adjourned to January 30.



"There is no FIR against me or my son in the Aircel-Maxis case. There is no predicate scheduled offence. Hence the ED has no jurisdiction. Yet the ED, at the instance of the government, continues to misuse its powers.



"I belong to the opposition party. Let the government misuse the ED. I shall neither bend nor break and I shall continue to speak and write."

IANS

Don’t Miss

While BJP's Swamy hails VP's decision, Shiv Sena criticises the move
Cash for vote..Rs 41300000 cash, 4.52 kg gold seized in Karnataka
9 new ministers to take oath as Amarinder Singh to expand cabinet
Breaking: POSCO Act: Ordinance on death for child rapists gets a nod
IMF expects this from India
Sensex ends flat at 34,415.58; tech stocks RISE
18 Rohingyas arrested in Tripura for entering country illegally
BMW India launches third generation of SUV X3
Apple working on iPhone SE 2
Now you don't need a commercial licence for taxis and autos
Modi warns Pak from London,stop terror else face surgical strike..Rapes are worrisome, says PM
10 Points: Where has all the cash disappeared from ATMs
50 IIT alumni quit jobs to form political party, declare mission statement
A 14-year-old abducted and raped in a temple in Haryana
Major controversies of Asaram Bapu
Infant raped, killed in MP; 1 arrested
Amitabh Bachchan 'attacked'.. Details here
Good news: All metro stations in Delhi will be counterless soon
UP CM Yogi Adityanath a hit on Facebook
Hmm..Deepika walks hand-in-hand with ex Ranbir Kapoor
Pakistan calls India's claims on surgical strike 'baseless'
Chaiwala as PM has made Indians aspirational..Modi targets Gandhi family in London
LIVE: PM Modi and Prince Charles visit exhibition on 5000 Years of Science and Innovation
1993 Mumbai blasts death row convict Tahir Merchant dead
Can dogs predict earthquakes? Read here
Save Constitution: Rahul dares PM Modi to let him speak for 15 mins
Refrain from making irresponsible statements, Modi suggests MPs, MLAs
Cong may move court if impeachment notice rejected, say party leaders
Watch who brought the first ray of consciousness in special series 'Shoshit'
Delhi-NCR soaks in Bihu festivities

Most Recent




Most Popular