In a formal notification, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Vaibhav, the son of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, to appear for questioning in connection with a foreign exchange violation case. He is required to present himself before the ED tomorrow.
Ashok Gehlot's son has been called upon to appear in Jaipur on October 27 under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999.
These mandates for appearances are tied to the recent ED probes into Triton Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd., Vardha Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., and their directors, such as Shiv Shankar Sharma and Rattan Kant Sharma. In August, the agency carried out searches in Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, and Delhi over the course of three days, resulting in the reported seizure of unaccounted cash amounting to ₹1.2 crore.
“On October 25 Congress launches guarantees for women of Rajasthan. The next day ED raids on Rajasthan Congress President Govind Singh Ji Dotasara and summons my son Vaibhav Gehlot to appear in ED. Now you can understand what I have been saying that ED’s Red Rose is happening inside Rajasthan because BJP does not want women, farmers and the poor in Rajasthan should get the benefit of the guarantees given by Congress.” Rajasthan CM said on X.
This summons coincides with the state's preparations for the November 25 elections. The ED is currently executing search operations at approximately twelve sites in Rajasthan in relation to the paper leak incident. Earlier this month, the ED conducted searches at seven residential properties belonging to individuals like Dinesh Khodania, and Ashok Kumar among others involved in the paper leak case.