Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot targeted central government over raids being conducted by Directorate of Enforcement (ED) in Rajasthan. He said that the constitution is being ripped to shreds in the country.
“ED and Income Tax are conducting raids. They have been to enter the houses even without their own will. They torture. They (central government) did experiment of deploying ED in Rajasthan also. But they all have failed,” said Gehlot.
He questioned the working of ED and asked if any minister or officer were caught in the operation.
“Have they been able to catch any minsiter or officer? They have to find middleman, said Gehlot.
He said that there were mention of ED recovering gold somewhere, silver somewhere and cash somewhere in newspapers. But have you tried to know who are the owners of these?” Gehlot asked.
The Directorate of Enforcement is working overtime in Rajasthan. The central agency is working actively on three cases – Jal Jeevan Mission, Teachers Recruitment Exam (REET) and Department of Information Technology and Communication (DoIT&C).
According to sources, serious complaints about multi thousand crore scam in mining department has also reached ED desk, which is already full.
“While ED officials are interrogating RPSC member Babulal Katara and middleman Anil Meena in REET scam, they are also trying to establish missing links in DoIT case following investigation from DoIT deputy director Ved Prakash Yadav,” sources said.
RPSC Paper Leak
There have been allegations of cash for paper in the teachers recruitment examination conducted by Rajasthan Public Service Commission. According to investigation by ACB, paper was old to around 150 candidates for Rs 8-10 lakh per candidate. Both ACB and ED are conducting probe. RPSC member Babulal Katara is in the custody of ED.
DoIT corruption case
While cleaning up the drawers and almirah in the Yojana Bhawan, which houses DoIT office, undeclared cash of Rs 2.31 crore and one kg gold brick was found in a locked locker of an almirah. ACB swing into action and arrested deputy director Yadav under whose name the locker was allocated. Later ED filed case on the basis of ACB FIR and recovered more gold with Rs 6 crore following the interrogation from Yadav.
Jal Jeevan Mission
There has been complaints of serious corruption in Jal Jeevan Mission .
Two companies Ganapati Tubewell and Shree Shyam Tubewell have been involved in scam worth thousand crores. It is alleged that Ganapati Tubewell has won tenders worth Rs 900 crores through fake documents.
The ACB registered case of corruption in Jal Jeevan Mission and made some arrests. Now ED has also swung into action on the basis of ACB FIR and recovered cash and gold from officials and owners of company. ED is likely to make more arrests in this case.