NEW DELHI: Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday accused the Narendra Modi authorities of creating “sinister makes an attempt to kill democracy” by misusing probe companies towards Opposition leaders, as he slammed the Centre over the ED searches on the premises of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s household.
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday performed searches in a number of cities of Bihar and different places, together with premises of Yadav’s household and different RJD leaders, in reference to a cash laundering investigation into the land for jobs ‘rip-off’ case.
The ED in its raids seized Rs 53 lakh, USD 1,900, about 540 grams of gold and bullion and 1.5 kg of gold jewelry, sources within the company mentioned. One of many places searched was a home in south Delhi the place Lalu Prasad’s son, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Tejashwi Yadav was current, they mentioned.
Reacting to the searches, Kharge in a tweet in Hindi mentioned, “For the final 14 hours, Modi ji has saved ED on the home of Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav.”
“His pregnant spouse and sisters are being harassed. Lalu Prasad ji is previous, ailing, even then the Modi authorities didn’t present humanity in direction of him,” Kharge mentioned. “Now the water has gone over the pinnacle.”
“Modi authorities is making a sinister try and kill democracy by misusing ED-CBI towards opposition leaders,” he alleged.
The place have been the companies of the Modi authorities when fugitives ran away from the nation with crores, he requested.
“When the wealth of the ‘greatest good friend’ touches the sky, why is there no investigation?” he mentioned, apparently referring to industrialist Gautam Adani, who’s alleged by Congress to be an in depth good friend of Narendra Modi. “The individuals will give a befitting reply to this dictatorship!”
Searches additionally coated premises linked to Lalu Prasad’s daughters Ragini Yadav, Chanda Yadav, and Hema Yadav, former RJD MLA Syed Abu Dojana, Amit Katyal, Navdeep Sardana and Praveen Jain in locations akin to Patna, Phulwari Sharif, Delhi-NCR, Ranchi, and Mumbai, officers mentioned.
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