Jaya Thakur, Saket Gokhale, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mahua Moitra with ED
Jaya Thakur, Saket Gokhale, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mahua Moitra with ED

Central government defends ED Director's tenure extension; says petitioners belong to political parties under ED scanner

The Centre said that the petitioners Jaya Thakur, Saket Gokhale, Randeep Singh Surjewala and Mahua Moitra belong to either the Congress party or the Trinamool Congress whose top leaders are being probed by the ED.

The Central government told the Supreme Court on Monday that the petitions challenging the extension of tenure of the current Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED) Sanjay Kumar Mishra, are politically motivated since the petitioners belong to political parties whose leaders are currently under the ED scanner [Dr Jaya Thakur vs Union of India].

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