Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asserted that probe agencies like the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate have been working impartially and except two, all cases they were investigating had been registered during the UPA government.
Participating in the India Today Conclave in Delhi on Friday, Amit Shah said whatever the investigating agencies were doing could be challenged in courts.
“In 2017, during Uttar Pradesh polls, a big woman leader of Congress had said if they were indulging in corruption, why there was no investigation. She was questioning us. Now they are creating a hue and cry when there has been action,” he said.
The Home Minister said these investigating agencies are not above the court and any notice, FIR and charge sheet can be challenged in the courts.
“Instead of going to the court, why are they shouting outside? I want to ask the people if there is any corruption allegation against anyone, shouldn’t there be a probe. All these cases, except two, were registered during their rule. Not during our government,” he said.
Mr Shah said when there were allegations about scams worth Rs 12 lakh crore during the 10-year rule of the Congress-led UPA regime, the government back then registered a case through the CBI to keep the situation calm.
If there is any money laundering case, the ED is bound to probe it, he said.
Asked about allegations that the probe agencies are targeting opposition leaders, the Home Minister asked, “Who is stopping them from going to c