New Delhi [India], Feb 20 (ANI): For the investigative agencies to come up with only the name of Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s wife in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam is a case of “political vendetta”, the Congress Party alleged on Tuesday. Also Read - PNB Scam Case: After Nirav Modi Loses Legal Fight, India Says Will Liaise With UK For His Early Extradition | Key Points
“It’s amazing that for the last five days, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED), every other instrumentality of government have been creating a complete mirage of activity and ultimately they have been able to come out with one name only- the wife of the Congress Spokesperson. What could be a bigger case of political vendetta?” Manish Tewari said at a press conference here. Also Read - Nirav Modi To Be Extradited To India As UK Judge Accepts India's Prison Safety Assurance | Highlights
Tewari also demanded that the government disclose the names of people besides Anita Singhvi, who have been served a notice by the Income Tax department. Also Read - Punjab National Bank Recruitment 2021: Apply for 111 Peon Posts at pnbindia.in | APPLY NOW
Earlier in the day, the Income Tax Department issued a notice to Anita Singhvi demanding explaination about certain purchases made from a Nirav modi-owned showroom.
Last week, Defence Minister N Sitharaman linked Singhvi, his wife and his son to Nirav Modi’s business.
Notably, businessman Nirav Modi is at the centre of the Rs 11,400 crore scam.
Singhvi has however refuted the allegation and threatened Sitharaman with civil and criminal defamation for making “ignorant and patently false comments.” (ANI)
This is published unedited from the ANI feed.