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Central probe agencies working under political pressure due to Centre's repressive policies: Pilot

Jaipur, Jun 17 (PTI) Former Rajasthan deputy chief minister and Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Friday alleged that the central investigative agencies are working under political pressure due to the repressive policies of the Centre.


He said the Congress is opposing politicisation of these institutions.


Congress leaders and workers on Friday demonstrated at the Collectorate Circle here against the alleged repressive policies of the central government and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) notice to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.



"The unnecessary pressure of the Government of India, the political pressure that is on the central agencies is visible to all. The way the ED has decided to torture Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in a malicious spirit... We all Congress people oppose it," Pilot told reporters.


Referring to the CBI raids at the residence of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's brother Agrasen Gehlot, he said, "You know, the CBI has raided the place of Chief Minister Gehlot's brother today... It is a proof that whether it is the Income Tax Department or CBI or Enforcement Directorate ED, all these agencies are working under political pressure."


"The opposition of the Congress is against politicizing these institutions," he said.


On Centre's Agnipath scheme, Pilot said, "A game is being played with the youth of the country and with the recruitment process of India's army."



Pilot said the central government should fill 1.25 lakh posts already lying vacant, fill the backlog in paramilitary forces and police, before starting new recruitment.


"This entire Agnipath scheme will have to be put to a halt with immediate effect," he said.


On the Enforcement Directorate summoning Rahul Gandhi in a money laundering case, he said, "Neither an FIR has been lodged nor any allegation has been made in this case. We have not committed any fraud, but by opening up the seven-year-old case, we just want to indicate that we will suppress the voice of those who oppose the BJP and oppose the central government."


"But the Congressmen of the entire country are united. We will fight for truth at all costs and fight for justice," he said.