Kejriwal asks PM to apologize after I-T raids Gahlot's premises
Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologize to people for "constantly troubling" the Delhi Government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today following the Income Tax Department raids on premises linked to his Minister Kailash Gahlot. The Income Tax Department (IT-D) conducted searches this morning on multiple premises linked to Gahlot, the Delhi Transport Minister, in connection with an alleged tax evasion case, officials said.
Apologize to Delhi govt before you conduct another raid: Kejriwal
नीरव मोदी, माल्या से दोस्ती और हम पर रेड?— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 10, 2018
मोदी जी, आपने मुझ पे, सत्येन्द्र पे और मनीष पे भी तो रेड करवाई थीं? उनका क्या हुआ? कुछ मिला? नहीं मिला? तो अगली रेड करने के पहले दिल्ली वालों से उनकी चुनी सरकार को निरंतर परेशान करने के लिए माफ़ी तो माँग लीजिए? https://t.co/GUGEb0dwL5
AAP terms the raid as 'media event'
Officials said at least 16 locations in and around Delhi linked to Gahlot were being raided by a team of about 30 IT-D sleuths. The AAP termed the raid as a "media event". The party's spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj asked the central agencies including the CBI, ED, and the IT-D to disclose if they found anything related to "corruption" during their raids on AAP leaders.
Raids part of tax-evasion probe against firms linked to Gahlot
"Many such raids happened in the past but nothing substantial came out nor any charge sheet was filed," Bhardwaj said. The searches are being conducted as part of a tax evasion probe against two construction firms linked to Gahlot and others. Gahlot is the Minister for Transport, Law, and Revenue and is an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from the Najafgarh Assembly Constituency.