The home of Agrasen Gehlot, brother of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, was today searched by the Central Investigation Agency in a new case of alleged corruption. The research firm’s team has also gone to Agrasen Gehlot’s office, sources said.
Agrasen Gehlot is already under the scan of the Enforcement Directorate, or ED, for alleged misconduct in a manure export case. The ED states that large amounts of fertilizers were illegally exported in 2007 and 2009.
In the fertilizer case, the ED has launched an investigation against Saraf Impex and others under the Money Laundering Prevention Act, or PMLA. Anupam Krishi, the company owned by Agrasen Gehlot, is said to have exported potassium through Saraf Impex. The exported manure was intended for farmers in Rajasthan, the ED had said.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh called the CBI’s searches “vendetta politics.”
“This is vendetta politics that pushes all boundaries. Ashok Gehlot has been at the forefront of protests in Delhi for the past three days, and this is the brutal response of the Modi government. We will not be silenced,” the tweeted tweeted. Mr Ramesh, referring to the Congress protest against the ED’s interrogation of Party Leader Rahul Gandhi.