I called ED out, they apologised; sent men to raid my aides today: Sanjay Singh

| Updated: 24 May, 2023 1:47 pm IST

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh on Tuesday strongly condemned the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) raids at the residences of his two close aides, Ajit Tyagi and Sarvesh Mishra. As per Singh, this comes just days after the ED apologized to him for falsely implicating him in the Delhi Excise Policy scam.

Singh, who was in Mumbai alongside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to meet regional party leaders like Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray, released a video where he called out the ED and shed light on their alleged dictatorial practices. “I have exposed the Modi government’s ED and its attempts to trap innocent individuals in fabricated excise policy cases,” said Singh. He further revealed that the ED had even tried to implicate him but was forced to apologize when no evidence was found against him.

In the video, Singh expressed his outrage over the raids targeting his aides and vowed to continue fighting against what he perceives as the misuse of the ED by the central government. “We will not be weakened by these tactics. We will persist in exposing their actions and take our fight to the court, including seeking assistance from the Supreme Court,” affirmed Singh.

Just two weeks ago, the ED mistakenly included Sanjay Singh’s name in a supplementary chargesheet, which was later rectified, as per Singh. Singh, along with other AAP leaders, criticized the error and accused the ED of acting in a biased manner.

According to sources, the ED also conducted raids at six locations in Delhi, including the residences of Ajit Tyagi and Sarvesh Mishra. Additionally, raids were carried out at the premises of associates of accused businessmen Dinesh Arora and Amit Arora in Delhi.

The raids on Singh’s aides come at a time when the AAP is ramping up its campaign against what it perceives as targeted harassment by central agencies. The party has repeatedly accused the central government of misusing investigative agencies to target political opponents. Singh’s strong reaction to the recent raids reflects the escalating tensions between the AAP and the ED, with the MP vowing to fight against what he views as an infringement on democratic principles.

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