PC's son holds foreign accounts illegally: Swamy

PC's son holds foreign accounts illegally: Swamy

­BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Monday claimed that former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti is maintaining 21 accounts in foreign banks without informing the authorities concerned.

Karti, has however, denied the claim. Swamy also sought to put the BJP on the backfoot by claiming that his party was trying to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) in the Rajya Sabha, which could help Karti and his father go scot-free.

While Swamy has shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming that investigating agencies are not looking into these claims, Karti denied any wrongdoing.

“Some outrageous claims have been made about me. My filings are up to date and completely in compliance with regulatory/ statutory requirements. My family’s and my assets are duly reflected in our I-T filings. My companies have made all declarations as required by statutory requirements,” Karti tweeted.

In his letter to the prime minister, Swamy accused the Ministry of Finance and I-T Department of not acting on the inputs against Karti, which were “unearthed” during a probe by the director general (investigation) of IT Department in Chennai, a few months ago.

In a statement released at Swamy’s press conference, he said he has brought to the notice of the prime minister the move to amend the PCA, which is a “brazen disregard of our party’s (BJP’s) commitment to fight against corruption”.

Swamy also said the foreign bank accounts in the name of Karti and his companies were not declared to the I-T authorities.  He claimed the details were provided to him by a whistle-blower officer in Chennai.

He also said that Karti did not provide details about these accounts in the affidavit to the Election Commission when he contested for the Lok Sabha in 2014.

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