AAP Minister RK Anand Under ED Lens For 7 Crore Evasion
Raaj Kumar Anand, a prominent figure in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and a minister in the Delhi cabinet, is currently under the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) scrutiny.
As you know the ED is a government agency that investigates financial crimes, and they are currently conducting searches at Anand’s residence and 11 other locations in Delhi. This action is part of a larger money laundering investigation.
The reason for these raids stems from accusations by another agency, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), which claims that there have been some dishonest declarations regarding imports.
These inaccuracies are believed to have led to customs evasion amounting to over Rs 7 crore, alongside some international hawala transactions, which are essentially illegal money transfers. The court has acknowledged these accusations.
Raaj Kumar Anand, who is 57 years old, serves as the MLA from Patel Nagar and holds the portfolio for Social Welfare and SC/ST Welfare in the AAP-led government of Delhi.
This incident is not isolated, as other AAP leaders are facing legal challenges too. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, also from AAP, has summoned by ED today. But Kejriwal skipped the summon disregarding ED, and preferred to join a political roadshow.
Kejriwal has faced lengthy questioning by another agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in a case related to Delhi’s liquor policy.
Adding to the narrative, an AAP leader expressed concerns over the possibility of Kejriwal being arrested, suggesting it’s a tactic driven by fear of political defeat.
It seems like a tough time for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Many senior leaders, including Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, and Satyendar Jain, are in jail. Even Arvind Kejriwal and RK Anand are under investigation by agencies like CBI and ED.
It’s a bit surprising because, in the beginning, AAP claimed to be the most honest political party. Now, seeing these leaders caught up in cases of corruption, scams, money laundering, and tax evasion, makes us wonder about that claim. It feels like there’s a huge gap between what was promised and what’s happening.