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Strongarming The Strongarm

The Enforcement Directorate is up and about, some say on political directions. Has it become the new CBI?

Strongarming The Strongarm
Taken In | Photo by Amit Haralkar
Strongarming The Strongarm
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2016-03-25T12:20:22+05:30

Uncaged Tiger

  • Vijay Mallya ED goes after him for money-laundering in alleged def­a­ult of Rs 900 cr to IDBI bank in Kingfisher Airlines case
  • Chhagan Bhujbal Investigates laundering from alleged kickbacks in construction projects
  • Karti Chidambaram Claims to have unearthed properties worth millions in various countries
  • National Herald After a change of director, ED pursues Sonia and Rahul Gandhi for misappropriation of the defunct newspaper’s property
  • Robert Vadra Raids firm associated with him over money-laundering linked to a land grab
  • Virbhadra Singh: The Himachal CM probed for money-laundering in a Rs 6 cr DA case
  • NDTV: Notice for using tax havens such as Mauritius to bring in millions of dollars and evading taxes

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In early March, BJP MP Kirit Soma­iya paid a late-afternoon visit to the Enforcement Directorate in the capital. As he came out, he told a reporter that former Maharashtra deputy CM Chhagan Bhujbal would be arrested soon. He even gave out a date: March 14. “This isn’t guesswork. This is confir­med,” he said. Presto! The NCP leader was picked up that day. Somaiya didn’t stop there. “Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare (NCP’s state chief) are next. They should be arrested by March-end,” he said.

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