‘Ulterior political motives’: Opposition slams govt over extension to ED Director Sanjay Mishra

New Delhi, Jul 28 (PTI) The opposition slammed the BJP-led Centre on Friday over the extension of the tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra till September 15, alleging that this was done with “ulterior political motives” and was aimed at targeting the leaders of the INDIA bloc with “false cases” to weaken the alliance.

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended Mishra’s tenure till the midnight of September 15 in larger “public and national interest”, after the Centre asserted that his continuity is necessary in view of the ongoing FATF peer review and attempts by India’s neighbours to ensure that the country gets into the “grey” list.

The top court, which initially made a sharp observation and asked “are we not giving a picture that there is no other person and the entire department is full of incompetent people”, subsequently relented and accepted the Centre’s request for extending Mishra’s tenure, but for a month less than what was sought.


Central Chronicle is daily English Newspaper of Chhattisgarh. Central Chronicle has own website www.centralchronicle.in it is first news website in Chhattisgarh.

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