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ED Raids Rajasthan Amid Jal Jeevan Scam Probe

The ED Raids searched Rajasthan premises in a Jal Jeevan Mission scam probe, focusing on the IAS officer's residence. Concerns about targeting the opposition arise.

ED Raids Rajasthan in Money Laundering Probe, Including Senior IAS Officer’s Residence at 25 Locations

On Friday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted searches in Rajasthan, including the residence of a senior IAS officer, as part of a money laundering investigation related to the alleged Jal Jeevan Mission scam. These searches spanned 25 locations in Jaipur, focusing on IAS officer Subodh Agarwal from the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department and others linked to the case.

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Money Laundering Origins

This money laundering inquiry originates from an FIR by the Rajasthan anti-corruption bureau (ACB), alleging that individuals like Padamchand Jain and Mahesh Mittal were involved in offering bribes to public servants to secure protection, tender approvals, bill sanctions, and cover-up irregularities in their work related to various tenders from the PHED. The ED had previously stated that these suspects also engaged in purchasing stolen goods and submitted fake work completion letters to secure PHED contracts.

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The Jal Jeevan Mission, a central government initiative, aims to provide safe and ample drinking water through household tap connections. In Rajasthan, this program is implemented by the state PHED.

Rajasthan is set to hold Assembly elections on November 25, with vote counting scheduled for December 3. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has raised concerns that central agencies are targeting the opposition under the direction of the BJP-led government at the Centre.

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