Ashok Gehlot brother

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) again summoned Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s brother Agrasen Gehlot in connection with an alleged fertiliser scam.

The ED asked Agrasen Gehlot to appear before the agency in Delhi on Monday at 11 am.

It has been reported that earlier, Agrasen, after being summoned, appeared before the ED in Delhi where he was questioned for over seven hours.

A media report quoted sources as saying that Agrasen Gehlot, during the period 2007 to 2009, conspired and exported a large amount of Muriate of Potash (MoP), which were meant for Indian farmers, to foreign countries.

The ED after conducting searches last year said: MoP was meant for poor farmers of the country. Agrasen Gehlot, through his company Anupam Krishi, bought the MoP at a subsidised rate and later sold it at a high rate to countries like Malaysia and Vietnam.”

The report said the Customs department initially filed a case against Agrasen Gehlot.

Based on the chargesheet filed by the Customs department, the ED filed a money-laundering case against three firms and their owners, including Agrasen Gehlot.

Later, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s brother was asked to pay a penalty of Rs 60 crore.

The ED last year conducted searches at various establishments linked to Agrasen Gehlot in the alleged fertilizer scam.

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