Causing severe embarrassment to finance minister Arun Jaitley, senior BJP MP Dr Subramanian Swamy today written a letter to him, seeking permission to initiate proceedings to prosecute Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia. Swamy alleged that Adhia has been involved in several corrupt activities and ‘enabled’ diamond jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi flee India.
The BJP MP claimed that Adhia is still in touch with fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi and alleged that he is ‘extending’ him a ‘protective shield’. In his letter, Swamy has urged Jaitley to prosecute Adhia under Section 197 of CrPC and Section 19 Prevention of Corruption Act.
Swamy, who has been not losing any opportunity to put Jaitly in irksome position, his latest letter is seen as an attempt to make finance minister himself was responsible for recent financial frauds in the country. He accused that Adhia has been involved in not only many corrupt activities listed in the letter, but also in protecting corrupt people like P. Chidambaram and Sonia Gandhi.
He alleged that Adhia has transferred all officers who have taken action against them, against these people in the National Herald, Income Tax matters. He has transferred a young Revenue Service Officer who was doing very good work. Swamy further added that he will file a PIL in the Supreme Court on October 4.