In Chhattisgarh, on Tuesday, the Enforcement Directorate raided the premises of senior officials, businessmen, and politicians of the ruling Congress party.
In the morning, separate ED teams conducted raids in Raipur, Raigarh, Mahasamund, Korba and other districts in the state capital.
Among the targets of the raids were the premises of the district collector, some senior officials, businessmen, and politicians of the ruling party, they stated without providing any further details.
According to Chhattisgarh Congress communication cell chief Sushil Anand Shukla, he is concerned that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will misuse central agencies in the state because it is unable to participate in a political fight (with the ruling party).
Shukla noted that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had also expressed similar concerns on numerous occasions. The action should be taken in accordance with the law, he stated.
According to him, the BJP is misusing the central agencies in the country to create pressure, which is unacceptable.
“The Congress party will not be intimidated by such malpractices. Against them, we will stand up. Shukla promised that they would be exposed to the public.
Businessmen associated with steel and coal businesses were raided last month by the Income Tax Department.
In June-July, the I-T department conducted similar raids at the offices of coal businessman Suryakant Tiwari and a government employee.