According to media sources, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav on Friday in a foreign exchange violation case. He must appear before the ED either in Jaipur or in New Delhi tomorrow.
The summonses are related to recent ED raids on Triton Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd., Vardha Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., and their directors, Shiv Shankar Sharma and Rattan Kant Sharma. According to an NDTV story, the agency conducted three-day searches in Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, and Delhi in August, resulting in the discovery of undeclared cash worth 1.2 crore.
Earlier this year, BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena filed a complaint with the Enforcement Directorate, saying that certain commercial enterprises were being utilized to launder the dirty money of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. According to the complaint, it requested action under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against CM’s son Vaibhav Gehlot and a guy identified as the younger Gehlot’s business colleague.
The summons comes as the state prepares to hold elections on November 25.
In connection with the document leak investigation, the ED is also undertaking search operations in over a dozen places in Rajasthan.
The (ED) raided the home of Rajasthan Congress Chief Govind Singh Dotasara on Thursday in connection with the Senior Teacher 2nd Grade Competitive Examination, 2022 Paper Leak case.
The ED conducted search operations earlier this month at the homes of Dinesh Khodania, Ashok Kumar Jain, Spurdha Chaudhary, Suresh Dhaka, and other persons involved in the document leaks case.