Chidambaram Blasts Government For 'Fishing & Roving' Probe On His Son

16/12/2015 9:11 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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India's Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram waits for arrival of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before their meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Monday, April 1, 2013. Chidambaram arrived in Japan Monday for a three-day visit. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, Pool)

CHENNAI -- Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today criticised the ED search at the office of his son Karti calling it a "fishing and roving" enquiry and wondered how far a "foolish" government would go to harass him.

"Mr. Karti Chidambaram made a statement. As can be expected nothing was found in the fishing and roving enquiry," said Chidambaram.

"I would like to see how far a foolish government would go in harassing him. I still believe that the departments I left behind have many officers who will act according to law and their conscience," he said.

Chidamabram, last month, accused the government of a "malicious onslaught" launched by it against his family, and said if it wants to target him, it should do so directly and not harass friends of Karti.

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