Dr Subramanian Swamy asks CBI to take action on Gandhi family's black money accounts
Moneylife Digital Team 07 December 2011

According to Dr Swamy, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and his family has accounts abroad where they may have kept black money. He even alleged that Mr Gandhi was detained in the US for carrying $160,000 in cash without the mandatory declaration

Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to provide information on the black money account of the Gandhi family. In a letter written to AP Singh, director, CBI, Dr Swamy provided information relating to the disclosure of offences committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) about three incidents and requested the agency to record it as part of the first information report (FIR).

In the letter, Dr Swamy said, in November 1991 issue, Schweitzer Illustrate had published an article disclosing that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had about $2 billion in secret bank accounts in Switzerland. “Although the information is two decades old, you are aware that there is no time limitation for corruption cases under the PCA. Also even if Rajiv Gandhi is now deceased, his likely beneficiaries are his wife, Sonia, and two children, two of whom are public servants,” the letter said.

Dr Swamy also said that Russian spy agency the KGB had paid some money to Mr Gandhi and his family. According to the letter, Russian scholar Dr Yevgenia Albats, in her book, ‘A State Within a State: KGB in Soviet Union’ disclosed the file numbers that contain evidence of the KGB payments to the then prime minister Mr Gandhi and his family members. In 2002 the then external affairs minister Jaswant Singh had taken this matter up with the Russians and was informed by the Russian authorities that the government of India may send a senior representative of the RAW to Moscow to obtain authenticated records of KGB payments to Mr Gandhi and his family, said the letter.

The Janata Party president also said that he had information that during the second half of 2001, Mr Gandhi was detained at Boston’s Logan Airport by US law enforcement authorities for possessing $160,000 in cash. However, Dr Swamy says, “The then principal secretary to the PM, Brijesh Mishra, to my knowledge, had intervened with the US Secretary of State, and arrangements were made get to Mr Gandhi released.”

“In his deposition to the US authorities before returning to London Mr Gandhi had declared that the money was his, and he had drawn it out of his secret account in Pictet Bank, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. I may mention here later that while studying in Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, USA, Mr Gandhi paid his tuition and other fees to the College from his secret accounts,” Dr Swamy alleged.

Comments
satyanarayana
10 years ago
I have lost all the hopes in the present system of governance where any body from any part of globe can be get into the main stream of Indian polity by way of creating family relation with high profile persons in governance and capture the reigns of government in due course of time . It gives way to foreigners to marry sons & daughters of Top Indian high Profile politicians and as & when any unhappening takes place like death, these foreigners can make way to top decision making positions. This has already happened
and god knows how long this will continue . As a result of this domicile Indians will always kept out of power.
satya
jagesh
10 years ago
2 G கனிமொழி ஜாமீன் விவகாரத்தில் சிபிஐ ஏன் எதிர்ப்பு தெரிவிக்கவில்லை.1000 கோடி சிபிஐக்குக் லஞ்சம் கருணாநிதி கொடுத்துள்ளார். மத்தியில் பரபரப்பாக பேசப்படுகிறது.
Paul
10 years ago
Rajiv Gandhi has the dubious distinction of masterminding the biggest scam (Bofors) then , in independent India.
It is not funny that there are so many Rajiv Gandhi statues throughout India.
Statues of Corruption !
We wish the nation be purged of such blatant hypocrisy.
satyanarayana
10 years ago
It's right but almost impossible task since the Italians have taken over the reins of governace in their hands .Now only those who raise voice against them will be lethally penalised. Example is Anna Hazare.
satya
Surmesh
Replied to satyanarayana comment 10 years ago
Don't be dishartened. As Mahatma Ganghi once said that , it time it might seem that evil powerfull is winning, but in the end truth will win. Keep going and we will win.
satyanarayana
Replied to Surmesh comment 10 years ago
Thanks for consoling isarted believing in what you said
satya
Paul
10 years ago
Rajiv Gandhi will be forever remembered for Bofors - the biggest scam and scandal of India.
Rajiv Gandhi , the heartless guy , who ordered Anderson of Union Carbide to be let off. It was a tragedy if not of greater proportions than The Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
Rajiv Gandhi rushed off the Indian army to Maldives to save a Despotic Dictator Abdul Gayoom during a coup.
Rajiv Gandhi ordered the assassination of Eelam Freedom Fighter Prabhakaran.
What is the common thread in all these cardinal sins of Rajiv Gandhi ?
It is MONEY.Rajiv Gandhi will be forever remembered for Bofors - the biggest scam and scandal of India.
Rajiv Gandhi , the heartless guy , who ordered Anderson of Union Carbide to be let off. It was a tragedy if not of greater proportions than The Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
Rajiv Gandhi rushed off the Indian army to Maldives to save a Despotic Dictator Abdul Gayoom during a coup.
Rajiv Gandhi ordered the assassination of Eelam Freedom Fighter Prabhakaran.
What is the common thread in all these cardinal sins of Rajiv Gandhi ?
It is MONEY.
sivaraman v
10 years ago
Politicians are immune to these write ups and allegations.
Developing Nations has so many distortions and crimes against there own community and many go Scot free.
If rape is inevitable lye down and enjoy.

Harish
Replied to sivaraman v comment 10 years ago
This things are everywhere, But western media only shows the developing nations.
a v moorthi besides TIHAR
10 years ago
Swami s like a street urchin who throws stone on mango tree containing ripe fruits if stone strikes and mango falls it is ok, if the stone misses the mark it will hit the inmates of the house on which the tree is standing either case Swami has nothing to lose. as regards filing defamation case it is waste of time. As regards to Gurumurthy's article in TNIE L K Advani had to teder apology to Sonia
plantneemgud
Replied to a v moorthi besides TIHAR comment 10 years ago
if you and me are able to breathe in a democratic india..it is coz of people like Dr.Swamy and JP...who had OPPOSED the emergency imposed by the congress back in the 70s. Dr.Swamy could have easily been the director of Harvard by now if he had not left his job there to fight for the people back in india. have SOME courtesy.
manish
Replied to a v moorthi besides TIHAR comment 10 years ago
u ignorat rat ,
Do u know what Happened with Advani and with Sonia?
Do u even know that it was not due to the article of Gurumurthy.
Lick ur congress masters while they continue raping u.
1. you do not have much information on anything.
2. Due to some reason u wana write soemthign against Swamy.
3.U are not aware about ACACI and any other thing.

So my advice to you is please spend ur time licking ur masters, rather than proving urself a fool.
U must be from Tamilnadu, and must be a puppy of Raja, whom Swamy has sent to jail
Kalpesh
Replied to a v moorthi besides TIHAR comment 10 years ago
One can thank Mr.Swamy to bring down the rotten mangoes. The days are here when people can see the high and mighty going to jail for the crimes committed & India can come out of being a banana republic.

I think, we should wait for the rotten tree to be cut.

If I can ask, what is your contribution Mr. Moorthi in public life?
simran kaur
Replied to a v moorthi besides TIHAR comment 10 years ago
Ok... but what do you say about the sober voice of Pratap Bhanu Mehta in the Indian Express who said, “The use of state power by the Congress has been ruthless, the corrosion of public discourse unconscionable, and the anti-intellectualism mind-boggling” . There is no stone-throwing urchin saying that... it is the voice of all of us who feel incredible anger that a Dr Manmohan Singh with cronies Montek Ahliwalia, C rangarajan, sibal, digvijay, amul baby et all just destroyed the one real chance that India had of getting out of this economic rut of poverty and backwardness!! WHY????
RNandakumar
10 years ago
Dr. Swamy only has confirmed to-day what had been published in The Indian Express months back in a shocking article by Mr. Gurumurthy. Infact he had challenged Gandhi family to sue him if what he had revealed were not facts. Just like MMS keeping a stoic silence on 2G scam, Gandhi family has not shown any reaction.
D Ghosh
10 years ago
Very revealing info about the Congress first family. And possibly explains why crusaders against corruption and foreign account black money holders like Anna Hazare and Swami Ramdev are being arrested and suppressed ruthlessly by the UPA 2 govt. Wish the main line newspapers also carried such revealing info on our great self sacrificing politicians doing so much for the aam admi. Also explains why the govt is trying to keep the CBI out of the ambit of the Lokpal
Java
10 years ago
Neither our main opposition parties nor the mainstream media seem to have any interest in pursuing the information, much of which is already available publicly. It is unlikely that these proceedings will be highlighted either, but it should be interesting to see how the CBI squirms and wriggles out of Swamy's yorker that threatens to bowl out their master.
Arun Iyer
10 years ago
Wow, what a nation!
Corrupt leaders and impotent citizens.
Makes me feel really proud to be an Indian.
Mera Bharat Mahaan
90 out of 100 Beimaan
RNandakumar
Replied to Arun Iyer comment 10 years ago
Our netas don't have any worry on inflation or cost of living for they make enough to last their generation and see to it that either their daughter or son or nephew takes over from where he left. It is only the middle-class that is made to toss between the devil and the deep sea. If you have any doubt on this watchout in Parliament when the next occassion for a raise in the remuneration of MPs come. There will be a 100% 'Yes" only unmindful of the idealogical void between parties they represent.
Java
Replied to Arun Iyer comment 10 years ago
Arun, let us not castigate the people of India for the crimes of a small coterie of crooks in government and business. Trust our courts to bring them to justice and have faith in the people of our great democracy to rectify the situation.
Rajan
Replied to Java comment 10 years ago
Oh die-hard-optimist!! Keep hoping, while the nation gets raped and well would be in hell/heaven/nowhere when the nation would finally disintegrate and all the surviving ones would only indulge in blame games!! Arun Iyer is right, we are a beiman population!! Cowards to the core
Harish
Replied to Java comment 10 years ago
Yes, I fully agree with Java.
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