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AAP legislators visit Gahlot's premises raided by IT sleuths, allege harassment

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Alleging "harassment" by the department, several legislators met Transport Friday at his residence, where a search is being conducted by the central agency for the last three days.

Expressing solidarity with Gahlot and protesting the presence of IT officials at his premises since Wednesday, the MLAs questioned the agency over the

The lawmakers of the ruling party in Delhi, who visited Gahlot's residence at Vasant Kunj, included Nitin Tyagi, and among others.

"The IT people raiding @kgahlot are doing no activity since 8 pm last night. Except having dinner, sleeping and having tea. If the raid work is done why don't these people leave? Harassing a whole family? (sic)," Tyagi said in a tweet.

He claimed that when asked about such a long raid at the small flat owned by Gahlot, the IT officials said they were working under orders from the "above".

Earlier, just after the had started, had asked to apologise to the people for "constantly troubling" the government.

The searches were being conducted as part of a tax-evasion probe against two construction firms linked to the minister and others, the officials had said.

Gahlot holds several portfolios in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, including transport, law, revenue and administrative reforms and

He represents Najafgarh in the Assembly.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 19:55 IST