New Delhi: Congress on Thursday suggested law should take its course with regard to its Rajya Sabha member K V P Ramachandra Rao in the wake of US approaching India for his arrest following his indictment by a US Federal Jury on charges of receiving bribes of USD 18.5 million from an American firm.
"Anybody who has been indicted should be proceeded as per law. It is for the concerned person to give his explanation and after it is given, the due process of law would be set in motion," Congress spokesperson and Union Minister Anand Sharma told reporters.
Sharma also said "it is for the concerned MP to clarify his position. If he is to be held accountable or not, it is a matter between him and law."
In a letter sent by American National Crime Bureau through Interpol to CBI, the US authorities have said Rao should be put under provisional arrest till all the documents were handed over to India through diplomatic channels for his possible extradition to stand trial in Chicago.
The US also informed CBI that Interpol had already been approached for issuance of a Red Corner Notice against Rao who was charged in the US in an alleged international racketeering conspiracy involving bribes worth USD 18.5 million to state and central government officials in India to allow the American firm undertake mining of titanium in Andhra Pradesh.