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'Where Will One Keep Such a Big Amount?' CM Gehlot's Brother on Scam Allegations

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday, 11 September, summoned Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s brother Agrasen Gehlot.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s brother, Agrasen Gehlot, was quoted by ANI on Monday, 11 September, as stating that he has responded to all of Enforcement Directorate (ED)'s questions.

Asking those levelling allegations related to "a Rs 120-Rs 130 crore" scam, he added if they knew how big such an amount was.

"Where will one keep it?" Gehlot's brother reportedly asked.

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday, 11 September, summoned Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s brother Agrasen Gehlot in relation with the case of illegal export of fertiliser. Following the summon Agrasen was quoted by ANI as saying:

"I have nothing to do with this case. I don't know why am I being called again and again."

This comes days after Gehlot had appeared before the ED in Delhi and had been questioned for over seven hours.

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Agrasen Gehlot, along with others, are linked to alleged irregularities in fertiliser export. Gehlot has been accused of exporting subsidised fertiliser between 2007 and 2009, while the UPA government was in power.

After Gehlot approached the Rajasthan High Court, seeking relief from the probe agency's action, the court asked him to cooperate with the investigation and directed the ED to not take any coercive action against him, NDTV reported.

Moreover, Gehlot’s businesses in Rajasthan had been raided by the agency in July last year.

Congress had earlier stated that it will not be scared of such actions by central probe agencies. Gehlot's son Anupam had also been deposed by the ED.

The ED’s actions last year were followed after a criminal case based on a 2007-09 customs department matter was filed, which alleged irregularities in procurement and export of subsidised muriate of potash (MOP) meant for farmers and investigation in this case was finalised in 2013.

(With inputs from ANI and NDVT)

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