New Delhi, Jan 13: Reacting to raids at Karti Chidambaram premises, former Union Minister P. Chidambaram said the officials searched and found nothing but since they had to justify themselves they took papers of a statement made by govt in the Parliament, adding it has no jurisdiction to investigate under PMLA.
Addressing media, he stated there is no FIR concerning a scheduled crime by CBI or any agency. I anticipated they’ll search premises in Chennai again but in a comedy of errors they came to Delhi’s Jor Bagh officers told me that they thought Karti is an occupant of this house but he is not.
They (ED officials) searched & found nothing but since they had to justify themselves they took papers of a statement made by govt in the Parliament, few years back. The ED has no jurisdiction to investigate under PMLA: P.Chidambaram
— ANI (@ANI) January 13, 2018
Earlier, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said not surprised by the malicious vendetta being unleashed against senior Congress leaders including P Chidambaram and his son.
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, Surjewala stated they are using the ED and the CBI as captive puppets to seek revenge from opposition parties.
The Enforcement Directorate carried out raids at Karti Chidambaram’s premises in Delhi and Chennai in connection with INX Media Case.