Anil Paliwal headed the SOG as recent as July 10 before being transferred  |  Photo Credit: Times Now
- Top Cop who headed the probe against Sachin Pilot has alleged business links with Ashok Gehlot
- Rajasthan BJP Chief Dr Satish Poonia demands probe into alleged links
- Ratan Kant Sharma, the business partner of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot, has skipped the second ED summons in connection with a money laundering case
New Delhi: In a sensational development and a major embarrassment for the Rajasthan Congress it has been revealed that ex-ADG (SOG and ATS) Anil Paliwal who headed probe against Sachin Pilot and BJP leaders has business links with the Gehlots.
Times Now accessed details of the top cop’s alleged business links with Gehlots and documents reveal that Anil Paliwal’s wife has business links with Vaibhav Gehlot’s partner Ratan Kant Sharma. Sharma family owns many hotels in Jaipur and other parts of Rajasthan.
Paliwal headed the SOG as recent as July 10 before being transferred.
The investigation against Pilot was fixed from the beginning: BJP
Speaking on this development, the BJP said that investigation against Pilot was fixed from the beginning.
Ratan Kant Sharma, the business partner of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot, has skipped the second ED summons in connection with a money laundering case. He claims that he is suffering from high fever and COVID-19, said Times Now’s Bhavatosh Singh.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids on Fairmont Hotel in relation to a money laundering case involving Ratan Kant Sharma.
Sharma is not only a close aide of Rajasthan CM’s son Vaibhav Gehlot, but is also his business partner in a firm which is currently under the scanner of the investigative agency.
Ratan Kant Sharma skipped ED summons
Sharma who skipped his ED summons on Wednesday came under the ED’s scanner after he received funds amounting to Rs 96.7 crores from Mauritius. He also holds a stake in Jaipur’s Hotel Fairmont where Congress MLAs are currently lodged.
Congress MLAs have been staying at the hotel for nearly two weeks after the state plunged into a political crisis after differences between Gehlot and Pilot camp came out in the open.
The ED had summoned Sharma in connection with its money laundering probe in the Yes Bank case.
The ED wanted to record his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the Yes Bank case and understand how the hotel group was extended the bank loan, reported PTI.