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PM's blue-eyed boy in CBI weakened notice against Mallya, allowed him to flee: Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Saturday alleged that it was the "blue-eyed boy" of Narendra in the CBI who weakened the lookout notice against fugitive liquor baron and allowed him to flee the country.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi alleged that it was AK Sharma, a Gujarat-in the (CBI), who played a crucial role in weakening the lookout notice against Mallya. He also alleged that the same played a key role in the escape plans of fugitive diamond traders and

"CBI Jt. Director, A K Sharma, weakened Mallya's "Look Out" notice, allowing Mallya to escape. Mr Sharma, a cadre officer, is the PM's blue-eyed-boy in the CBI. The same was in charge of & Mehul Choksi's escape plans. Ooops...investigation! (sic)," he wrote on the microblogging website.

Gandhi and his party have accused Modi and Minister of "helping" Mallya to flee the country after defaulting on The has demanded Jaitley's resignation over the issue and a probe into how Mallya escaped.

The 62-year-old tycoon, who is on bail on an extradition warrant since his arrest in April last year, is fighting extradition to on charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crore.

Gandhi's tweet came days after Mallya claimed that he had met Jaitley before leaving the country in March, 2016.

"I met the minister before I left," the liquor baron had told reporters Wednesday outside the in London, where his extradition case is being heard.

Jaitley has, however, denied the charges against him.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 15:45 IST