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Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi over fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya leaving India

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “blue-eyed boy” in the CBI who weakened the lookout notice against fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya and allowed him to flee the country.

In a tweet, Gandhi alleged that it was AK Sharma, a Gujarat-cadre officer in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who played a crucial role in weakening the lookout notice against Vijay Mallya. He also alleged that the same officer played a key role in the escape plans of fugitive diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.

“CBI Jt. Director, A K Sharma, weakened Mallya’s “Look Out” notice, allowing Mallya to escape. Mr Sharma, a Gujarat cadre officer, is the PM’s blue-eyed-boy in the CBI. The same officer was in charge of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi’s escape plans. Ooops…investigation”, he wrote on Twitter.

Congress has accused PM Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of “helping” Vijay Mallya flee the country after defaulting on bank loans. The Congress has demanded Arun Jaitley’s resignation over the issue and a probe into how Vijay Mallya escaped.

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