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ED Had Enough? Central Agency Mulls Legal Action Against AAP Leaders After Delhi Minister Atishi's 'Expose': Report

Kuldeep Negi

Feb 06, 2024, 02:24 PM | Updated 02:53 PM IST

AAP leader and Delhi Minister Atishi (Pic Via Twitter)
AAP leader and Delhi Minister Atishi (Pic Via Twitter)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is reportedly planning to sue Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders.

ED is considering legal action against AAP leaders after the party accused the central agency of deleting audio clips during its probe into the money laundering allegations, India Today reported citing sources.

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Delhi Minister Atishi, who addressed the media on Tuesday to reveal an "explosive expose", alleged that the central agency "deleted" audio recording of witness statements in certain cases, including the excise policy probe, being investigated against AAP functionaries.

She also alleged that "it has also come to light that there is fraud in the testimony" in the money laundering case linked with the Delhi excise policy case.

Atishi challenged the agency to produce the CCTV videos in front of the court.

"In two years of investigation, not even Rs 1 has been recovered. The ED has not found even a single solid piece of evidence. His entire case rests only on statements, and now it has also come to light that there is fraud in the testimony. To hide this fraud, the ED is now deleting the audio recording of the CCTV footage," the AAP minister alleged.

She asked, "What does the ED want to hide? How many statements have the ED taken, how many have been recorded in the CCTV, and how many of them have audio?".

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Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.

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