Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday denied that the investigation in the Aircel-Maxis case is moving slowly.
“We have no holy cows to protect. Accusing us of going slow in probe is incorrect,” Jaitley said during a debate in the Lok Sabha. “Nobody, however powerful he is, will be spared if found guilty,” the FM said.
Earlier, AIADMK members created ruckus in Parliament for the second day demanding action against former Union Minister P Chidambaram.
Mr Jaitley did not take names but did not mince words either. “We aren’t influenced by the stand of the earlier government. Investigative agencies are free to take action against whoever is found guilty. An FIR has been filed, the case will go to trial,” he said.
“Chargesheets have been filed and the CBI is conducting its investigations. Law will take its own course and the guilty will face justice,” the finance minister said.
Adding that CBI has already filed charge sheet in the matter, Jaitley said that the Aircel-Maxis case will now proceed to trial.
“Investigation is at a critical stage, procedures are being followed in strict compliance with the law,” Jaitley said.
He however added that it would not be prudent for him to give more details of these investigations.
AIADMK MPs have been raising the Aircel-Maxis issue and demanding action against P Chidambaram’s son Karti and others.
Backing Chidambaram’s claims, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that former home minister has already explained his position, adding that the party has been targeted since it has been in the government. “Chidambaram has already explained. We have been targeted since we were in government,” said Gandhi.