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‘Prosecute Chidambaram for false affidavit’

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the Home Ministry is holding a probe of the files and ex-home minister P. Chidambaram must be prosecuted for falsification on affidavit on Ishrat Jahan

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Publish Date: Mar 1 2016 1:24PM | Updated Date: Mar 1 2016 1:24PM

‘Prosecute Chidambaram for false affidavit’

 Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the Home Ministry is holding a probe of the files and ex-home minister P. Chidambaram must be prosecuted for falsification on affidavit on Ishrat Jahan case.

 
It is correct that the Home Ministry is now holding an enquiry of the files and Chidambaram must be prosecuted for falsification on affidavit as it is a very serious offence under the IPC, Swamy told news agency ANI in national capital on Tuesday.
 
Mentioning the then home secretary G K Pillai, Swamy said that civil servant acts on the orders of the Ministers. 
 
“He had put up a file, an affidavit which was then filed in the Supreme Court that was to be withdrawn by an alternative affidavit. And the appellation that Ishrat was an LeT operative, Chidambaram with his own hand struck it out. And what you expect Mr. Pillai to say?", Swami was quoted as saying by the agency.
 
The BJP leader had earlier urged the government to direct the Attorney General to move the apex court, seeking punishment for Chidambaram for allegedly giving wrong information in affidavits submitted in court in the Ishrat Jahan case.