The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the home of Agrasen Gehlot, the brother of Rajasthan Chief Minister and Congress politician Ashok Gehlot, in Jodhpur on Friday.
The raids were taken out in conjunction with a corruption case, according to news agency PTI. According to them, searches are also being conducted in other locations. This comes after the central investigation agency filed a new corruption case.
Agrasen Gehlot is a merchant in fertilisers. The CBI team arrived at his home in Jodhpur on Friday morning to conduct searches.
The CBI raided Ashok Gehlot's brother's home in connection with an alleged fertiliser scam, as the Congress staged nationwide rallies over the ED's investigation into Rahul Gandhi.
Between 2007 and 2009, when the UPA administration was in power, Agrasen Gehlot was accused of exporting a considerable volume of Muriate of Potash (MoP) to other countries at a discounted rate that was meant for Indian farmers.
"Agrasen Gehlot colluded and shipped massive quantities of Murate of Potash (MoP) abroad at a subsidised rate to Indian farmers between 2007 and 2009," news agency ANI said, citing sources.