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Fresh Trouble For Akhilesh Yadav as ED Conducts Raids in the Multiple States in Gomti Riverfront PMLA Case
Trouble seems to be mounting for Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav ahead of the Lok Sabha polls as the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday conducted multiple searches across various states in connection with its money laundering probe into the Rs 1,500 crore Gomti riverfront development project in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow. Raids were being carried out in various premises of the accused and their associates in Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow and Noida), Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan, by a team of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials assisted by local police. The central probe agency had filed a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in this instance in March last year. The ED case was filed after taking cognisance of a CBI FIR.