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CPI accuses govt, CBI, ED of shielding Hasan Ali

Communist Party of India on Monday accused the government, CBI and Enforcement Directorate of shielding Hasan Ali, an accused in massive money laundering and tax evasion, who was granted bail recently.

lucknow Updated: Mar 14, 2011 18:27 IST

Communist Party of India on Monday accused the government, CBI and Enforcement Directorate of shielding Hasan Ali, an accused in massive money laundering and tax evasion, who was granted bail recently.

"A strong case was not prepared against Hasan Ali, who is accused of depositing 800 crores and illegal transactions in foreign countries and therefore he got bail," CPI general secretary A B Bardhan alleged.

He alleged that the govern met paved way for Ali by using CBI and ED so that further proceedings could not be initiated in future against "big account holders having black money".

Bardhan also alleged that the government was making excuses for not bringing Rs 72 lakh crore black money deposited in foreign countries.

"Budget session in Uttar Pradesh ended merely in seven sittings. Similarlay sitting of Parliament, which proceeded for around 100 days, has been reduced by almost half," the CPI general secretary claimed.

Bardhan accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of just passing the buck to his subordinates, over appointment of P J Thomas as the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

"Our question is that why the PM made the mistake of deliberately appointing a tainted person as the CVC," he said.

Bardhan said that the Union budget was prepared keeping in mind the interests of corporate houses and subsidy was curtailed to give then additional rebates.

On being asked about the possibilities of success of the Left front in Bengal, Bardhan said that the existing government has made a number of achievements in its regime and changes were felt by people.

Criticising the Mayawati government, he alleged that it was using police to violate constitutional and political rights of the people and CPI would soon launch a state-wide agitation on the issue of price rise, corruption and unemployment.