New Delhi: Searches by the Enforcement Directorate at the residence of Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh were conducted because he continuously questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the industrialist Gautam Adani, the party's national spokesperson Reena Gupta said on Wednesday.
The ED this morning arrived at Singh's Delhi residence and began its searches in connection with the Delhi excise policy case.
"Since Sanjay Singh was continuously raising questions on the issue of PM Modi and Adani, this is the reason why raids are being conducted at his residence. Nothing was found earlier, nothing will be found today. Raids were conducted yesterday at the residence of some journalists and today raids are conducted at the residence of Sanjay Singh," Reena Gupta told reporters here today.
Meanwhile, on the ongoing ED raid, Sanjay Singh's father said that they will cooperate with the probe agency.
"The Department is doing its work, we will cooperate with them. I will wait for the time when he will get clearance," he said.
Earlier this May Singh in a letter to Finance Secretary T V Somanathan said that the ED Director and Assistant Director deliberately linked his name to the alleged liquor scam without any basis, tarnishing his public image and defaming him.
Singh mentioned that his name was added on the basis of statements from Delhi-based businessman and former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's close aide Dinesh Arora.
Singh also alleged that the officers misused their position tarnished his public image and demanded prosecution against them. He said he already sent a legal notice to the officers to issue an open and public apology. According to ED sources, the name of the AAP leader appears four times in the ED charge sheet out of which one reference was wrong and typed inadvertently. At one place Sanjay Singh's name was mentioned instead of Rahul Singh who was then excise commissioner.
Further details are awaited.