Order a fair probe into allegations against Adani Group: AAP
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday termed the allegations of financial fraud against the Adani Group as the biggest scam and urged PM Narendra Modi to order “a fair probe” into the matter.
In a letter to the prime minister, AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh also demanded that the passport of Adani Group’s founder and chairman Gautam Adani along with that of “all the important people concerned” be also confiscated so that they do not leave the country till the completion of the probe.
The AAP’s demands came after a US-based firm, Hindenburg Research, last week released a report alleging that the Adani Group had “engaged in a brazen stock manipulation and accounting fraud scheme over the course of decades”.
The Adani Group’s listed companies have lost over USD 70 billion since the January 24 report that flagged high debt levels at the ports-to-energy conglomerate and the alleged use of offshore entities in tax havens. The group has denied all charges and threatened to sue the US firm.
“This is the biggest scam committed by Narendra Modi’s closest friend. Lakhs of crores of money of the investors have gone down the drain due to this. Allegations levelled against the Adani Group are very serious and cause of worry for crores of people of this country,” Singh, who is also AAP’s national spokesperson, told a press conference.
The AAP demands that “a fair and honest probe” be ordered into the matter so that truth comes out before the nation, he said.
“We also demand a JPC (joint parliamentary committee) probe into the matter. We will raise this issue during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament,” he added.
Singh wrote to the prime minister on Monday, urging
him to order a probe into the matter.