“Explosive Week of Raids and Scandals: ED Strikes Back Against Politicians and Celebrities!”

This has been a big week for the Enforcement Directorate (ED), with about six raids, arrests, summonses, and other legal measures involving prominent politicians and celebrities.

There haven’t been any significant raids or legal actions since ED Director Sanjay Mishra’s retirement on September 15th for at least two weeks. However, the momentary calm seems to be ending.

Investigators from ED are back in action. Several events occurred throughout the course of the last week in states including West Bengal, Delhi, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand. The Supreme Court’s acceptance of Mishra’s extended term and Home Minister Amit Shah’s formal approval of it, limiting it to September 15th, have given the go-ahead for official activities.

Shah’s Caution

Shah had previously stated on Twitter that “people who are happy about the Supreme Court’s decision on the ED case are confused for various reasons” after certain opposition leaders praised the Supreme Court’s ruling and misinterpreted it.

The ED will continue to take action against individuals who support corruption and the law, he said. The ED is a body that stands above any one person and is committed to pursuing its main goal, which is to look into crimes involving money laundering and transgressions of foreign exchange regulations. Therefore, the name of the director of the ED is unimportant since whoever fills this position would concentrate on fighting corruption by entitled dynasties with a worldview adverse to growth.

In the previous four days, the agency carried out searches on prominent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Sanjay Singh and detained him in connection with a case involving a liquor scam. It also carried out raids on a West Bengal cabinet minister and summoned Trinamool Congress MP and party secretary Abhishek Singh.

Additional Actions are Coming

Additionally, it has carried out searches at the residences of a minister and his son in Rajasthan in connection with a land fraud, and has asked for custody of at least half a dozen well-known individuals, including actor Ranbir Kapoor, in the Mahadev betting app case.

Hemant Soren, the chief minister of Jharkhand, is involved in at least two frauds involving mining and land deals. Soren has so far disregarded the five summonses from the ED, and once the High Court rules on Friday, a hearing on his petition is scheduled. According to a different ED source, the ED will decide on its next course of action against Soren when the HC rules on the HCs.

The employment scam in Bengal has elevated to a top-priority investigation for the ED. Rathin Ghosh, the food minister for Bengal, had his home raided by ED agents two days prior, and Abhishek Banerjee will be called in again on October 9. Three frauds involving Banerjee are under investigation: the recruitment, coal, and cattle frauds.

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