Confidential documents related to Parliamentary Standing Committee seized during CBI probe: Ga-Dinamani
Gaddi Chidambaram has written a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Bhosale alleging that during the CBI raids at his house, confidential documents relating to the Parliamentary Standing Committee were confiscated and his special rights as a Member of Parliament were violated .
Gaddi Chidambaram, son of former Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, has been accused of accepting a bribe of Rs 50 lakh to illegally issue entry clearance (visa) to Chinese working in India. In this connection, the CBI recently conducted raids at 10 places in different cities of the country, including the houses of P. Chidambaram and Ghati Chidambaram in Delhi and Chennai.
In this context, Chidambaram wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Bhosale on Friday:
I have nothing to do with the allegation that he allegedly took bribes to issue visas to the Chinese illegally. But the CBI raided my house in Delhi in the name of investigation. During the raid, the officials confiscated confidential documents and my sensitive personal notes belonging to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology. My draft notes and notes containing questions asked by me from those who were called to appear before the Standing Committee were also confiscated. My handwritten notes on the testimony of witnesses to the Standing Committee were also confiscated.
This action of CBI is interference in my duties as Member of Parliament. This amounts to a direct attack on the democratic principles on which Parliament is based. Therefore, I (Lok Sabha Speaker) request you to take immediate attention of this matter which has violated my special rights as an MP.