The property of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s brother is being raided by the Enforcement Directorate in reference to an alleged rip-off in exporting fertiliser, sources stated. The Enforcement Directorate or ED right now carried out raids in a number of locations throughout the nation in reference to the case, sources stated.
Ashok Gehlot is in a battle to maintain his authorities afloat after a insurrection by Sachin Pilot and MLAs loyal to him.
The BJP has 76 MLAs within the 200-member Rajasthan meeting and to type authorities, the occasion will want the assist of at the least 25 extra MLAs. However the BJP is taking a look at an extra 10 MLAs as a buffer.
Based on ED sources, the corporate run by Agrasain Gehlot had bought the subsidised fertiliser “muriate of potash” or MoP to corporations, who then exported it whereas it’s banned for exports.
Indian Potash Ltd is the authorised importer of MoP and the chemical is distributed to farmers at subsidised charges.
Between 2007 and 2009, Agrasain Gehlot’s agency Anupam Krishi, which was an authorised seller of Indian Potash Ltd, purchased MoP at subsidised charges and as a substitute of distributing it to farmers, the corporate allegedly bought it to a couple others who in flip exported it to Malaysia and Singapore within the guise of “industrial salt”, investigators stated.
The Directorate of Income Intelligence unearthed the alleged rip-off in 2012-13.
Agrasain Gehlot had then informed the customs that some middlemen who purchased MoP from him to distribute it to farmers had as a substitute bought it for exports.
Congress chief Randeep Singh Surjewala questioned the timing of the raid. “When centre’s gimmicks did not topple the Congress authorities in Rajasthan, the ED raids began on premises of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s elder brother,” stated Mr Surjewala, information company PTI reported.