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Kejriwal asks PM to apologise after IT Dept raids premises of Gahlot

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

should apologise to people for "constantly troubling" the government, Wednesday said following the raids on premises linked to his

The (ITD) conducted searches this morning on multiple premises linked to Gahlot, the Transport minister, in connection with an alleged tax evasion case, officials said.

"Friendship with Neerav Modi and Mallya and raid on us? Modiji you conducted raids on me Satyendar and Manish what happened to those (raids). Nothing was found. So before you go with another raid at least apologise to people for troubling their elected government," Kejriwal tweeted.

Officials said at least 16 locations in and around the national capital linked to Gahlot were being raided by a team of about 30 ITD sleuths.

The termed the raid as a "media event".

asked the central agencies including the CBI, the ED and the ITD to disclose if it found anything related to "corruption" during their raids on leaders and ministers.

"Many such raids happened in the past but nothing substantial came out nor any charge sheet was filed," he said.

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

Gahlot is the minister for transport, law and revenue and is an (AAP) MLA from the Najafgarh Assembly Constituency.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 12:30 IST