Chitra Ramkrishna Case: CBI Says Anand Subramanian Was Impersonating Himalayan Yogi

Chitra Ramkrishna Case ,Anand Subramanian
In the National Stock Exchange case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told a Delhi court on Friday that the former group operating officer (GOO) of the NSE Anand Subramanian was allegedly impersonating a Himalayan Yogi and influenced decisions of the former MD Chitra Ramkrishna.

Ramkrishna is accused of sharing confidential information of the NSE with a “Himalayan Yogi and she is also accused of appointing Anand Subramanian on illegal grounds and then promoting him further. Now it turns out that the Yogi and Subramanian are the same people, as per the CBI.

Chitra Ramkrishna Case

The bail plea of Anand Subramanian was heard by Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal. The order will be pronounced on March 24. The CBI argued that Subramanian should not be given bail and he might flee the country. To this the judge remarked that the incident in question took place four years ago and Subramanian did not flee. The CBI also told the court that Subramanian thought that he “can be a Yogi for four years, no one would identify. He was operating the email IDs.”

Anand Subramanian’s lawyer, Arshdeep argued that the said scam took place between 2010 and 2014 and Subramanian joined NSE in 2013. The lawyers also highlighted that SEBI has conducted two enquiries in the case and nothing noteworthy was found against Subramanian. The judge reportedly said, “You are the Himalayan Yogi. Living in the high reaches of the Himalayas with divine powers. CBI was in hibernation for four years. They suddenly woke up now. I don’t know why.” Arshdeep replied, “I am not the Yogi.”

The CBI also told the court that they have recovered 832 GB worth of data and the some of the data was deleted. The agency prosecutor also accused Subramanian of being involved in the scam and influencing Chitra Ramkrishna’s decisions. The agency also stated that they have emails to demonstrate these allegations.

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The agency prosecutor told the court, “There are various malpractices by Chitra. They visited tax havens like Seychelles and Mauritius. This aspect has to be investigated. They were gaining pecuniary advantage. He was in a high position and was taking decisions. In the email exchanges between Chitra and Subramanian, it was found that sensitive information was exchanged. He was the main advisor to the MD. He has not revealed the identity of the accused persons. He is evasive in his replies.”

Earlier during the hearing on March 8, the court had reprimanded the CBI officials for their slow investigation on the NSE scam. The judge had said that such scams will stop people from investing in India and they will move to China.