CBI probes documents found at ex-FM’s house

P, Chidambaram. File   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday confirmed that it was examining some papers seized by the Enforcement Directorate allegedly from the residence of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram last month.

The agencies suspect that the papers are allegedly part of a draft of the report on the Aircel-Maxis case which was prepared by the CBI in 2013 for submission.

The disclosure came on the day when Mr. Chidambaram was to speak on the Budget in the Rajya Sabha. After the former Finance Minister concluded his speech, in which he attacked the government, BJP Member Bhupender Yadav raised the issue, citing a media report. Later, a CBI official said: “We are examining the documents to determine if they were part of any such draft report.”

The Directorate had seized the papers from Delhi’s Jor Bagh residence of Mr. Chidambaram on January 13, during the searches against his son Karti and his associates. The Congress leader had then termed the searches as “a comedy of errors”, stating that the officials were apologetic upon realising that he lived there.

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