CLAIMING that the BJP-led central government was ‘abusing central agencies’ to harass members of other parties, ‘especially the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA)’, three members of Congress recently approached a special tribunal to seek protection against the arrest of all members of the alliance. . The special court ordered the Directorate of Enforcement (DE) to file its response to the petition.
The application for early bail was filed on Saturday by Madhu V Holamagi, senior deputy chairman of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee, and two other congressmen, Yusuf Patel and Ranjeet Dutta, asking for protection from arrest. of all, including Members of Parliament, Members of the Legislative Assembly and Members of the Legislative Council.
“The applicant states that the prevailing situation in the country is so unfortunate that the Union government under the banner of the Bharatiya Janata Party is misusing the central agencies to harass members of other parties, especially the components of the MVA, with a dishonest intention, an ulterior motive to remove the government of Maharashtra, which was formed, also made up of the Shiv Sena, as well as the NCP,” says the request filed by the Congress leaders. the interests of MVA members by ordering the posting of bail and instructions against the arrest of any of the members.
The court had, on Saturday, asked if a general prayer in favor of all could be envisaged without their power, vakalatnama and letters of authority.
The plaintiffs told the court that these could be submitted on behalf of MVA members. The court said that in the event of failure to produce letters of authorization to represent MVA members, notices will be issued to each member stating whether they have made such a request.
The court had also ordered ED to file its response on Tuesday, but the hearing was adjourned.