New Delhi: Following the allegations over an alleged scam in exporting fertiliser, the property of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s brother is being raided by the Enforcement Directorate.
In November 2017, the Bharatiya Janata Partyhad alleged that Ashok Gehlot’s brother, Agrasain Gehlot, exported subsidised fertilisers from 2007 to 2009 when the Congress was in power in the centre.
The ED carried out raids in several places across the country, sources said.
According to ED sources, the company run by Agrasain Gehlot exported the subsidised fertiliser “muriate of potash” or MoP, which is banned for exports. Indian Potash Ltd is the authorised imported of MoP and the chemical is distributed to farmers at subsidised rates.
Agrasian Gehlot’s company Anupam Krishi was an authorised dealer of Indian Potash Ltd. Between 2007 and 2009, they bought Mop at subsidised rates and sold it to outsiders who in turn exported it to Malaysia and Singapore in the guise of ‘industrial salt’.
The MoP bought at subsidised rates were supposed to be distributed to the farmers.