Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday lashed out at the Centre after the Enforcement Directorate ( ED) searched offices of his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with firms owned by his son’s friends.
“Karti Chidambaram has made a statement. As can be expected, nothing was found in the fishing and roving enquiry. I would like to see how far a foolish government will go in harassing him,” said Chidambaram in statement.
“I still believe that the department I left behind have many officers who will act according to their conscience,” he added.
Karti had earlier said that neither he nor any of his family members were shareholders or directors of any of the firms raided by the central agencies.
“Some officers of the investigating agencies visited my offices today. I made it clear to the investigating officers what I had publicly stated earlier. Neither I nor any member of my family is a share holder or director of any of the said firm. We do not have any economic interest in the said firms,” Karti told the media here.
The son of the former finance minister also said that he was informed that investigation was on for three firms.
“Two of the firms belong to my friends. They are owned by professionals and managed by a competent board of directors, I am not aware of the third firm,” he said.
“I have no doubt that the two firms belonging to my friends will answer any question put to them and clear any allegation made against them,” he added.