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Govt wants to silence my voice: P Chidambaram on CBI raid

The CBI raids were conducted at multiple locations including residences of P Chidambaram and his son Karti.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2017 09:46 IST
HT Correspondent
Former finance minister P Chidambaram’s residence was raided by the CBI.
Former finance minister P Chidambaram’s residence was raided by the CBI.(PTI File Photo)

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, whose residence was raided by the central bureau of investigation on Tuesday, said the government wants to silence his voice.

“The government, using CBI and other agencies, is targeting my son and his friends. The government’s aim is to silence my voice and stop me from writing, as it has tried to do in the cases of leaders of Opposition parties, journalists, columnists, NGOs and civil society organizations. All I will say is, I shall continue to speak and write,” Chidambaram said in a statement released to the media.

“FIPB approval is granted in hundreds of cases. The five Secretaries who constitute the FIPB, the officials of the FIPB Secretariat and the competent authority in each case are the public officials. There is no allegation against any of them. There is no allegation against me,” the former minister said.

The CBI raids were conducted at multiple locations including residences of Chidambaram and his son Karti. Sources said the raids were in connection with foreign investment clearances given by the erstwhile UPA government, in which P Chidambaram was then the finance minister.

The cases include the deal between telecom players Aircel and Maxis, and investments received by INX News.