India: BJP leader asks PM Modi to form investigation team to probe Tatas

Swamy, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has said the SIT should comprise officials from CBI, Enforcement Directorate and SEBI as the charges involved a gamut of offences. Photograph:( AFP )

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 28, 2016, 02.04 PM (IST)

India's ruling party Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) member of parliament Subramanian Swamy has demanded constitution of a multi-agency special investigation team (SIT) to probe allegations of "certain fraudulent transactions" in Air Asia levelled by Cyrus Mistry following his removal as chairman of Tata Group. 

Swamy, in a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has said the SIT should comprise officials from CBI, Enforcement Directorate and SEBI as the charges involved a gamut of offences. 

The Rajya Sabha MP recalled that he had in an earlier letter to Modi questioned Ratan Tata's role as Indian partner in Air Asia and Vistara Airlines "in complete violation" of the laws of the country. 

Hot on the heels of Mistry's ouster alleging fraudulent transactions at AirAsia India, India's civil aviation ministry had said all issues will be looked into and "the law of the land will have to be followed". 

(PTI)