Ahmedabad: ED arrests TMC's Saket Gokhale from Gujarat jail in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) national spokesperson Saket Gokhale, who has been lodged in Gujarat jail in connection with a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in crowdfunding money.

Aritra SinghaUpdated: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 09:52 PM IST
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Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) national spokesperson Saket Gokhale in an alleged money laundering case.

According to the sources in the central agency, irregularities were found in a crowd funding initiative by Gokhale.

The ED arrested Gokhale from Ahmedabad as he was in judicial custody in another case filed by the Gujarat police.

The ED sources also mentioned that after producing the TMC national spokesperson before a local court they will seek Gokhale's remand.

It may be recalled that Gujarat police in December last year had arrested Gokhale twice for uploading posts against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in regards to the Morbi bridge collapse incident on social media. Moments after his release after the first arrest, he was arrested again by the Gujarat Police, in a separate case related to the Morbi disaster.

TMC state general secretary and spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said Gokhale is being harassed because he had spoken the truth.

Meanwhile, days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the Gujarat police for allegedly entering Banga Bhavan in the national capital without any permission and tampering CCTV footage, West Bengal police on Wednesday took charge of the Banga Bhavan’s security.

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