At last crooked corrupt Chidambaram in the custody of CBI and ED. Agencies to confront him with Indrani soon


The vanishing act of crooked and corrupt former Finance and Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram for over 24 hours did not help him escape the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). After the dramatic turn of events on Wednesday, CBI sleuths arrested him. CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths reached Chidambaram’s Jor Bagh home soon after he reached after appearing in the All India Congress Committee (AICC) office after 27 hours of the disappearance. The unlimited bag of tricks of PC ran dry with the Supreme Court not taking up Delhi High Court’s Justice Sunil Gaur’s Order quashing his interim bail. Chidambaram and friends surfaced in the AICC Office around 8 PM and tried to re-enact a two-decade-old drama like that of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Chief late Karunanidhi’s arrest. Unlike Karunanidhi, Chidambaram did not go kicking and screaming, when sleuths picked him.

There are different versions in Delhi about where exactly Chidambaram was hiding from August 20 evening onwards till he surfaced in the AICC office on August 21 night. Some say he hid at Sonia Gandhi’s residence, 10 Janpath which borders the AICC office, with a special path to the party office. Some say, he hid at lawyers Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi’s home. Some say, he stayed at some friendly lady’s home, for whom Chidambaram managed a Padmashri in 2013. This businesswoman living at Golf Links Road is considered as a Chidambaram Benami and a good friend.

Chidambaram was exposed in the Aircel-Maxis scam by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in April 2012 and Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) raid in December 2014 in connection with Aircel-Maxis scam at Chidambaram’s home and Karti’s companies exposed the INX-Media scam. The bribery in INX Media’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance was found by ED’s Investigating Officer Rajeshwar Singh, who also unearthed Chidambaram family’s illegal assets in 14 countries and 21 foreign bank accounts ranging up to three billion dollars. PGurus have reported this in detail in an article titled ‘Chidambara Rahasya’[1].

In the INX-Media case, Chidambaram is expected to be confronted with his co-accused turned approver Indrani Mukerjea and other accused.

Chidambaram being taken to CBI office
Chidambaram being taken to CBI office

On Thursday, Chidambaram will be produced before the trial Court or Duty Magistrate by afternoon or evening and the CBI will seek 14-day custody. Except in terror-related cases, agencies will be allowed to keep an accused up to a maximum of 14 days in their custody.

In Chidambaram’s INX Media case, soon after CBI custody, ED will also arrest Chidambaram and seek 14 days custody. Then he will be kept in Judicial custody (in jail) by the trial Judge, till he gets bail. During Judicial Custody, the agencies need Judge’s clearance to question him.

In the INX-Media case, Chidambaram is expected to be confronted with his co-accused turned approver Indrani Mukerjea and other accused. Either the agencies may take Chidambaram to Mumbai jail where Indrani is kept or Indrani and another accused her husband Peter Mukerjea will be brought to Delhi.

Confronting with Indrani and Peter will be a nightmare to Chidambaram who demanded many sleazy things from them apart from accepting Rs.5 crores bribe in son Karti’s companies.

References:

[1] Chidambara Rahasya – Details of huge secret assets and foreign bank accounts of Chidambaram familyMar 15, 2017, PGurus.com

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CBI registers FIR against Prannoy Roy, wife Radhika, Vikram Chandra for laundering money of politicians by floating shell firms abroad


Tightening the screws on the corrupt media firm New Delhi Television Ltd. (NDTV), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a new case of money laundering on media baron Prannoy Roy, wife Radhika and NDTV’s former CEO Vikram Chandra for floating more than 30 shell companies across the World to park the ill-gotten money of public servants. The case registered on August 19, 2019, also made NDTV as accused and certain unknown public servants. Who are all the public servants that parked money in NDTV as mentioned in the FIR, you ask? Sources indicate, that the major kingpin must be none other former Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, currently in CBI custody.

The seven-page First Information Report (FIR) is published at the end of the report. The FIR also talks about the conspiracy of certain Income Tax officials in helping NDTV to launder money. There are indications that it must be the two-lady controversial Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers exposed by the NDTV cases whistle-blower IRS officer S K Srivastava and other top IRS officials in Income Tax who were used by Chidambaram. Sources say these corrupt officers will be named in charge sheet later.

A quick reading of the FIR gives the impression that crooked Prannoy Roy was money laundering in the garb of journalism.

According to the FIR, NDTV was used as a vehicle to float shell firms across the World from 2004 to 2010 to route the ill-gotten money of public servants. “During the period from May 2004 to May 2010, NTV Ltd floated around 32 subsidiary firms all over the world, mostly in tax havens viz. Holland, UK, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius etc. The majority of these companies had no business transaction and they were meant only for financial transactions to bring funds from abroad[1].

“It is alleged that these transactions are sham transactions and the aforementioned funds are invested by unknown Public Servants through NDTV Ltd and later laundered back to India through multiple layers of complex transactions and shell companies. Proceeds of corruption of unknown public servants were investigated through NDTV,” said the CBI’s FIR.

Sources indicated that Prannoy Roy was acting as General Electric’s (GE) agent in India for a Railways Electrical Locomotives Project on behalf of several United Progressive Alliance (UPA) leaders and routed the kickbacks through GE’s subsidiary firm in Bermuda to the Netherlands. Chidambaram as Finance Minister approved this more than Rs.25,000 crores project and more than Rs.300 crores were routed through NDTV’s Netherland firm of GE’s subsidiary in Bermuda.

The CBI FIR says, NDTV also floated temporary TV channels to launder the money of these corrupt public servants in the name of NDTV Imagine, NDTV Lifestyle, NDTV Convergence, NDTV Labs and NDTV Emerging Markets, etc.[2]

The FIR also details how the corrupt Chidambaram headed Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) gave dubious clearances to NDTV to accept more than US$ 163 Million (more than Rs.800 crore) till September 2009. See the graphic below:
Universal Studios investment into NDTV

A quick reading of the FIR gives the impression that crooked Prannoy Roy was money laundering in the garb of journalism.

The CBI FIR against the NDTV Promoters is published below so readers can know how crooks in media houses launder money in the garb of journalism:

CBI FIR NDTV Dtd Aug 19, 2019 by PGurus on Scribd

References:

[1] NDTV claimed they sold dreams. IT said: No. It is a sham transactionAug 1, 2016, PGurus.com

[2] ED issues notice to NDTV, Prannoy Roy, wife Radhika Roy and Vikram Chandra for Rs.4369 crores FEMA violations with the help of P ChidambaramOct 18, 2018, PGurus.com

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Chilkur supports Removal of Article 370


The Modi government’s decisions, to neuter Article 370 of our Constitution and to reorganise the State of Jammu and Kashmir, are truly epochal.

Article 370 was the veritable foundation on which the bigoted Muslim State of J&K was raised on the territory of secular India.

It took extraordinary political will and immense courage, to dismantle the privileged edifice that sustained jihad in Kashmir.

No wonder this ‘temporary‘ provision in our Constitution took so many decades to go. We, the patriotic Indians in general, and those from the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir strewn across the globe, in particular, are celebrating. Individuals or groups, speaking in our name to cast aspersions on the decisions or to attribute questionable motives, are a bunch of imposters trying to sow confusion and vitiate the atmosphere.

They never spoke up or acted as Kashmiri Pandits in the past even when the community was subjected to blood and gore and hounded out of the valley. Their dubious role in the past vis a vis the matter of Hindu genocide in Kashmir is a matter of record.

Time and again they have emerged from the ranks of victims and survivors, only to collaborate with the perpetrators of our genocide. We, the resilient Kashmiri Hindus and Sikhs, patriotic Kashmiri Muslims, valiant Dogras, proud Ladakhis and the rest of the conscientious Indians hail these emancipating decisions and cannot wait to see them implemented, resolutely, on the ground.

We want all the thousands of temples demolished in Kashmir to be revived.

We promise our unflinching support to the government for this cause and are available to contribute in all the manner we can.

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1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

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Crooked Chidambaram on the run. CBI and ED searching for the corrupt former Finance and Home Minister


Former Finance and Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram is on the run after Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday did not provide any relief following the Delhi High Court (HC)’s dismissal of bail petition in the INX Media bribery case. Soon after the Apex Court’s denial of relief, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths started searching for Chidambaram including at his home in Jor Bagh in a bid to arrest to him.

Chidambaram has been enjoying interim protection from March 2018 and suffered a major setback Tuesday afternoon as the Delhi High Court dismissed his anticipatory bail in the INX Media scam, paving way for the investigating agencies, CBI and ED, to arrest him. The former Minister was inside the Supreme Court complex throughout the day to approach SC, if HC order goes negative.

The High Court held that he was “prima facie the kingpin” in the INX Media corruption and money laundering cases and “simply because he is a Member of Parliament would not justify the grant of pre-arrest bail to him”.  Holding that the former Union minister’s custodial interrogation was required for an effective investigation, the High Court said, “granting bail in cases like the instant one will send a wrong message to the society”.

Justice Sunil Gaur, who is due to retire on Thursday, said this court cannot permit the prosecution in this “sensitive case to end up in smoke like it has happened in some other high profile cases”.  “Facts of the case prima facie reveal that petitioner is the kingpin, that is, the key conspirator in this case. Law enforcing agencies cannot be made ineffective by putting legal obstacles in offences in question,” the judge said.

The High Court said this was a “classic case of money laundering” and the twin facts which have weighed to deny pre-arrest bail to him are “gravity” of the offence and “evasive” replies given by him to questions put to him while he was under protective cover extended to him by this court.

In the Supreme Court, all the Congress lawyers were present before the Registry for urgent hearing. However, the apex court did not grant any relief asking Chidambaram to mention the case on Wednesday morning before the senior-most Judge.

The high court said: “It cannot be forgotten that the petitioner (Chidambaram) was the Finance Minister at the relevant time and he had given FDI clearances to INX Media Group for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs.305 crores.”

Justice Gaur said: “Simply because he is a Member of Parliament would not justify grant of pre-arrest bail to him. The magnitude of the offence dissuades this court to grant bail to the petitioner.  “It is preposterous to say that prosecution of the petitioner is baseless, politically motivated and an act of vendetta… The offenders must be exposed, no matter what their status is.”

This court is of the prima facie opinion that custodial interrogation of petitioner is required for an effective investigation, he said.  The 24-page judgment said the gravity of offence committed in

this case amply justifies denial of pre arrest bail and it was of the prima facie opinion that it was not a fit case for granting the relief to him.  It said: “Economic offences constitute a class apart and need to be visited with a different approach in the matters of bail.

“Taking note of huge magnitude of conspiracy angle qua the petitioner, it would be pre mature to jump to a conclusion that the provision of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) would not apply to the instant case, as it cannot be said that the amount involved is below Rs.30 lakhs. Rather money laundering involved in this INX Media scam is Rs.305 crores and Aircel-Maxis scandal is Rs.3,500 crores.”

The court observed that the economic crimes of such “mammoth scale are craftily planned and executed”.  “In this case, in view of the enormous material placed on record in respect of distinguished entities, various transactions, etc, this court unhesitatingly opines that bail plea is not acceptable,” it said.

CBI had registered a First Information Report (FIR) on May 15, 2017 alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs.305 crores in 2007 during Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister.  Thereafter, the ED in 2018 lodged the money laundering case in this regard. Chidambaram’s son Karti was arrested in this case on February 2018.

In 2007, INX Media TV Channel owners Peter and Indrani got FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) approval only to bring Rs.5 crores as foreign investment. But they illegally brought Rs.305 crores and were caught by Income Tax (IT) in 2008. When they got a notice from the IT department, Indrani and Peter approached the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram. In her confession statement, Indrani said that Chidambaram promised to save her from Income Tax prosecution and recommended that she give Rs.5 crores to Karti. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) found that this bribe money was parked in Karti’s two controversial firms – Advantage Strategic Consulting and Chess Management Services. After getting the bribe, Chidambaram, who headed the FIPB gave an illegal post-facto clearance to INX Media and blocked the Income Tax prosecution for illegally routing Rs.305 crores from tax havens.

INX media bribery case was unearthed after ED’s Investigating Officer Rajeshwar Singh conducted raids at Chidambaram’s home and Karti’s firms in connection with Aircel-Maxis probe in December 2014. The ED and Income Tax joint probe also exposed the illegal assets in 14 countries and 21 foreign bank accounts of the family. ED has already attached Rs.54 crores-worth properties of Karti and his companies in Delhi, Ooty, Chennai, London, and Spain in connection with the INX Media case.

Meanwhile, co-accused Indrani has already become an approver confessing to bribing Chidambaram and his son.

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SC Orders to finish the trial in Editor Tejpal rape case in six months. Trial to start on Sept 23


All the tricks deployed by the womanizing controversial Editor Tarun Tejpal to sabotage the trial in rape case have been rebuffed. The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday dismissed Tehelka magazine’s founder Tarun Tejpal seeking quashing of charges framed against him in a sexual assault case filed by a former woman colleague. The bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra asked Goa’s lower court to complete the trial preferably within six months in the case against Tejpal. Soon after the SC direction, North Goa district judge Vijaya Pol fixed September 23 to start the trial.

Tejpal was caught for sexually assaulting a young lady journalist in a hotel lift in Goa in November 2013. Two weeks back, during the arguments phase on his claims of innocence, the apex court Judges asked Tejpal that if he had not committed a crime, then why he apologized to the victim girl? The young girl was a friend of Tejpal’s daughter and he knew her from her childhood SC. Tejpal was a family friend.

The trial court in Mapusa town of Goa had framed charges against Tejpal under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including alleged sexual harassment and provisions related to rape.

For the past six years, Tejpal and his friendly journalists were playing all kinds of dirty tricks to collapse the case and even tried to patch up / buy the victim and witnesses, who were also journalists. PGurus has reported the diabolical methods of Tejpal and friends to buy the victim and her witnesses by offering them scholarships and good jobs[1].

Tejpal was arrested on November 30, 2013, by the crime branch after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the court. He has been out on bail since May 2014, citing his mother’s death. Though earlier Supreme Court in May 2015, ordered to finish the trail within a year, Tejpal was playing all sorts of dubious games to delay the process. Many petitions were filed by him for silly reasons complaining this like seeking a copy of technical evidence. He had engaged a battery of highflying lawyers of Mumbai and Delhi to sabotage the trial, where he is expected to be convicted for seven years.

The Goa police, while opposing Tejpal’s plea seeking quashing of charges framed against him, had told the court that there was “ample material” warranting a trial in the case. Tejpal had moved the apex court, challenging the Bombay High Court’s December 20, 2017, order dismissing his plea seeking quashing of charges. Earlier, he had claimed that there were inconsistencies in the video recordings and the statements of the victim recorded under section 164 of Cr PC before the magistrate.

The trial court in Mapusa town of Goa had framed charges against Tejpal under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including alleged sexual harassment and provisions related to rape. Tejpal is expected to be convicted for a minimum period of seven years, if found guilty.

References:

[1] Tarun Tejpal must stand trial in sexual assault case: Goa Police to SCAug 7, 2019, PGurus.com

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ED summons Chidambaram in the mega aviation scam


The noose is tightening around corrupt former Finance and Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram. After the Aircel-Maxis and INX Media bribery cases, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned him in connection with money laundering probe into 111 aircraft purchase worth more than Rs.70,000 crores during the UPA. Chidambaram has been asked to appear before the investigators on August 23.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the Delhi High Court is expected to pass order in the afternoon in the more than a year-long interim protection from arrest in the INX-Media bribery case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has demanded the Court for the need for custodial interrogation of Chidambaram.

In the aviation scam, former civil aviation minister Praful Patel was already questioned by the agencies. The case was revived after the deportation of the fugitive lobbyist Deepak Talwar recently. Chidambaram would be grilled on the losses suffered by Air India due to an alleged multi-crore aviation scams and irregularities in fixing air slots for international airlines.

He is also expected to be put through the wringer on questions related to the purchase of 111 aircraft, costing about Rs 70,000 crores, for the national airlines. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had in 2011 questioned the rationale behind the government’s decision to order 111 airplanes — 48 from Airbus and 68 from Boeing — for Air India and Indian Airlines for about Rs.70,000 crores in 2006.

Chidambaram was heading an empowered Group of Ministers approved this dubious purchase of 111 aircraft. This Rs.70,000-crores-worth purchase literally collapsed the financials of Air India. Later Chidambaram also approved the sale of these new flights to Etihad at a lower rate, causing heavy losses.

Deepak Talwar is believed to the bribe arranger in this mega civil aviation deal and money was routed through his companies. Chidambaram’s role in dubious FIPB clearances to Air Asia is also under the radar of agencies.

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Bigotry of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib


Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the two outspoken Muslim members of Congress from Democrat party. They usually presume to speak on behalf of Muslim Ummah across the world

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a Palestinian led a political movement to boycott Israel. It’s a typical Islamic strategy of occupying the land of Israel by hoodwinking the world about the real issues which are just land grab. The usual stories of victim-hood, apartheid against Muslims and other fake stories are planted in the leftist and Islamic sponsored media houses to gain sympathy and support. The ultimate goal is the Dar Al Islam. Since the powerful state of Israel is able to patiently manage their shenanigans, they are attacking Israel in a multi-pronged way.

How the demands of BDS are unrealistic to a large extent. Demands are

  1. Right to vote for Arab Israeli citizens: Israel as a sovereign nation has a right to disenfranchise any section of people who may potentially outgrow in population thereby making Israel a non-Jewish State.
  2. End of occupation: All lands lost by Arabs in war remain as a war prize for Israel because Arabs were the aggressors. If this was the case then the Political Islam must leave LEVANT, Persia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and all other Islamic countries. Because Political Islam has gained those territories in an Islamic conquest.
  3. Return of refugees under article 194: Most refugees don’t want to return. But political Islam wants this issue to humiliate and shame Israel the same way they tried with Kashmir. Returning of refugees is just a ploy to capture the territory of Israel by deceit.

Israel has rightfully denied them entry because it was against the national interests of Israel. Now, they are trying their best to save their face

In most Islamic controlled territories, non-Muslims or Kafirs have no rights at all. But Muslims expect all rights in Non-Muslim democratic societies. Their acceptance and rejection of secular laws based on benefits are hypocritical to a large extent. They want sharia when in the majority but they also want secular laws to escape harsh sharia punishments.

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the two outspoken Muslim members of Congress from Democrat party. They usually presume to speak on behalf of Muslim Ummah across the world. But prominent Islamic clerics such as Imam Tawhidi, noted Muslim journalist Tarek Fatah have publicly denounced their disrespectful views against Jews, Hindus and other communities. These ladies are against all non-Muslim countries such as India, Israel and including the USA. Their hatred for POTUS has been well documented.

Israel has rightfully denied them entry because it was against the national interests of Israel. Now, they are trying their best to save their face. If Israel would have allowed then it would have looked foolish on their part. It was the scheming members of the squad who had to be finally shown their proper place in American politics.

What is their strategy?

  1. Humiliate: They want to shame all non-Muslims Americans on fake guilt trips.
  2. Victim-hood: In any conflict, they blindly take the side of Muslims to claim victim-hood. For example, even though Palestinians initiate rockets against women and children in Israel, they will claim victim-hood only for Muslims
  3. Using Position for fake propaganda: Ever since they became a member of the US congress, they have started misusing their position to move forward against Israel and India on fake issues
  4. Pleasing Islamic Ummah: They are proving their loyalty to Islamic Ummah who have sponsored their actions directly or indirectly. They are trying to please Qatar, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other such organizations
  5. Hoodwinking Democrats: They hide their real Islamic goals under the pretext of democrat agenda. They have sort of hijacked Democrats’ agenda
  6. Racial Tensions: They have successfully exploited racial tensions between Black and White, and other groups to solidify their electoral votes
  7. Abuse of others: They don’t mind calling all Americans as racists, White Supremacists, Hindus and any other name to make others look smaller in front of them. Call anyone Islamophobic who opposes them.
  8. Open support to Islamic terrorists: They don’t hide their support to Hamas and CAIR. CAIR was banned as a terror organization by UAE in 2014.
  9. Fake News: Planting fake news and narratives to confuse the american electorate.

What is the result of their campaign against Americans?

  • More Americans are going to vote for Republicans because nobody in their senses in the US wants Democrats to introduce Islamic politics
  • These ladies will lose 2020 to republicans in their respective constituencies

Americans need to watch out for another lady Linda Sarsour who is just like them. It’s a challenging time for American Politics. It’s time for Indian Americans to stand up and claim their pie in 2020 elections.

Note:
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

References:

[1]Israel denies entry to outspoken Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Aug 15, 2019, CBS News

[2] European migrant crisisWikipedia

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