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Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM Modi; says CBI aided Vijay Mallya's 'great escape'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 September 2018, 15:23 IST

Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the fugitive Businessman Vijay Mallya, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged Central Bureau of Investigation of aiding the escape of liquor baron from the country. Former Kingfisher Airlines boss Vijay Mallya flee India in March 2016.

Rahul Gandhi further also said that the CBI changed the status of the lookout notice against Mallya and claimed that the PM Modi was aware of it. "Mallya's Great Escape was aided by the CBI quietly changing the "Detain" notice for him, to "Inform". The CBI reports directly to the PM. It is inconceivable that the CBI, in such a high profile, controversial case, would change a lookout notice without the approval of the PM," Rahul Gandhi said in his tweet.

On Thursday, CBI had said that the change in a 2015 Look Out Circular against Vijay Mallya from "detain" to 'informing' his movements was an error in judgement because he was cooperating in the probe and there was no warrant against him.

Well, on Wednesday Mallya said the UK Court judge that he met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the settlement before leaving the country. However, Rahul Gandhi's attacks come a day after ruling BJP pointed out the Gandhi family tried to help Mallya's floundering Kingfisher Airlines in 2011-12.

"There is a series of letters between the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) and the SBI (State Bank of India). These letters show us how the previous dispensation under Sonia Gandhi was biased, partial and kept all norms and regulations at bay to give a sweet deal to Kingfisher Airlines," party spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters, showing a bunch of documents.

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First published: 14 September 2018, 14:49 IST