Modi’s strong arm.

Modi’s ‘enforcement’ arm gets a SC twist; calls ED chief’s 3rd extension illegal

Sanjay Mishra, the man who investigated many VIPs, including the Gandhis

Prashun Bhaumik | New Delhi | 12 July, 2023 | 11:00 PM

The Modi government has been using investigating agencies to muzzle all opposition and effectively destabilise governments and political parties to its own advantage. And one of the key men in this ‘war’ against corruption has been the chief of the Enforcement Directorate, Sanjay Mishra. Mishra, 63, was first appointed as the director of the Enforcement Directorate for a stipulated period of two years in 2018. But he still continues to be Director. The Supreme Court has now declared as illegal the third extension given Mishra and said he cannot continue beyond July 31. The move has brought into focus the life and work of an officer who became central to what the Narendra Modi government called its crackdown on corruption.

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