NEW DELHI – Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and CPI(M) chief Sitaram Yechury on Thursday have raised voices against CBI raids on the residence of senior Supreme Court lawyer Indira Jaising and her husband Anand Grover.
Condemning the raids, Kejriwal said that subjecting veterans who fought for upholding the rule of law and Constitutional values is “clear vendetta”.
“I strongly condemn CBI raids on well known senior advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover. Let the law take its own course but subjecting veterans who have all through their lives fought for upholding the rule of law and constitutional values is clear vendetta,” Kejriwal tweeted.
The CBI raided the the lawyers’ home and offices here and in Mumbai for alleged violation of a law on foreign funding for their NGO.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) chief Sitaram Yechury has termed the raids ‘brazen targeting’ and cast doubts over the intentions of the authorities.
“While the law must take its course, brazen targeting of well known and respected senior advocates by the government via its agencies raises serious questions about its intentions,” Yechuri reacted to the raids on his twitter accounts.
While the law must take its course, brazen targeting of well known and respected senior advocates by the government via its agencies raises serious questions about its intentions. https://t.co/gzF6NxA6of
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) July 11, 2019