Reports say that raids have been simultaneously conducted across 6 places including Jodhpur and Jaipur
A team Enforcement Directorate is conducting the raid at the residence of Congress leader Dinesh Khodniya. The raids began early morning today and are said to be connected to the ED crackdown on the Paper Leak scam in Rajasthan. The ED is also said to be simultaneously conducting a raid on the residences of two other people, Ashok Jain and Spardha Chaudhary in connection with the same matter.
Three different teams of ED officials reached Sagwara in Dungarpur on Friday in Innova cars and wer accompanied by personnel of the paramilitary forces to ensure law and order. While one team conducted the raid on Khodniya's house, the other team went to his relative Ashok Jain's house and the third team went to Khodniya Jewellwes and the related office.
According to the reliable sources ED has taken major action in the paper leak case in Rajasthan and conducted raids at nine places including Jaipur, Dungarpur, Jodhpur on Friday. Apart from Khodniya, action has also been taken at the various places including the establishments and offices owned by Spardha Chaudhary and Ashok Jain. Spardha Chaudhary is said to be a friend of Suresh Dhaka, who is the main accused in the paper leak case and is currently on the run.
According to sources, the raids were being conducted on the basis of evidence found after the interrogation of Bhupendra Saran, who is said to be the one of the masterminds in the paper leak case. During strict interrogation by ED, Saran revealed that Dinesh Khodnia has played a major role in making Babulal Katara a member of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission.
Sources suggested that ED has found evidence that Babulal Katara used to deliver a monthly amount to Khodniya. Apart from that, a fixed amount was also being paid every month. ED team is simultaneously carrying out a raid on the residence and offices of Ashok Jain house, who is the father in law of Khodniya's son.
As per sources ED has found strong evidence of Dinesh Khodniya's involvement in the paper leak and associated monetary transactions. At the time of publishing this news, no further information has been provided by the Enforcement Directorate and the raid is still in process.