New Delhi: The Congress party on Tuesday termed it as a ‘slap on the face’ of the government after the Supreme Court declared the third service extension of Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra illegal.
After which Home Minister Amit Shah has tweeted to those celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision that they are “confused” for many reasons.
He tweeted that the powers of ED are still intact as before. Due to which she will continue to attack those who are corrupt and violating the law.
Home Minister in his tweet Said The amendment to the CVC Act, which was duly passed by the Parliament, has been retained. The ED’s powers to crack down on the corrupt and those working on the wrong side of the law will remain the same.”
The Union Home Minister further wrote “ED is an institution which is above any individual and focused on achieving its main objective i.e. investigation of offenses of money laundering and violation of foreign exchange laws.”
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Shah further said, “Who is the ED director – it is not important because whoever assumes this role will look into the rampant corruption of a comfortable club of entitled dynasties with an anti-development mindset.”
Let us tell you that on Tuesday, the Supreme Court termed the extension of the third term of ED Director Sanjay Mishra as illegal. Sanjay Mishra got the extension of service on November 18, 2022, which was considered illegal.
Supreme Court’s decision a slap on the face of the government: Congress
The spokesperson of the Congress party said that the decisions taken while Sanjay Mishra was the director should be re-examined.
Party’s organization general secretary KC Venugopal also alleged that the aim of the government was to extend service to the ED director through illegal means.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed as illegal the third service extension of Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra and reduced his extended tenure to 31 July.
Justice B.R. Gavai, Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Sanjay Karol’s bench said that in view of the related review being done by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) this year and to ensure smooth transition, Mishra’s tenure will be till July 31.
Venugopal told reporters, “The decision given by the Supreme Court has confirmed the stand of the Congress. We have been saying from the beginning that extension of service to the ED director was completely illegal.
He claimed, “The aim was to give extension to the ED director through illegal means. This decision is a slap on the face of the government.
Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala, who was among those who filed a petition against the extension of service of the ED director, said that the Supreme Court also needs to reconsider the decision upholding the validity of the law for the extension of service of the ED and CBI directors.
He tweeted, “Today, on a petition filed by me, the Supreme Court has held the extension of service of the ED director completely illegal! In fact, to suppress the voice of the people continuously rising through the opposition, to destabilize the democratically elected opposition governments in the states and to intimidate the leaders of the opposition to join their party, how the Modi government has used the investigative agencies as BJP’s allies. The whole country is watching this!
Surjewala alleged that today’s decision of the court has also proved once again that “Modi government is trying to strangle democracy in broad daylight by keeping the constitution and law in check!”
The Congress leader said, “In my opinion, the Honorable Supreme Court also needs to reconsider the decision upholding the validity of the law of extension of service of ED and CBI Director.”
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