The Shiv Sena on Sunday again alleged that the Central investigation agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) were being misused to target political opponents instead of probing the alleged scam in land deal for the construction of the iconic Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

“Our freedom fighters did not fear the tyranny of the British government but in independent India, political activists fear the Central investigation agencies. The freedom fighters bravely went to prison and to the gallows but political activists are forced to surrender to harassment by the Central agencies,” Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said in his weekly column Rokhthok in Saamana, a Shiv Sena mouthpiece.

Raut’s editorial comes in the backdrop of ED raids on former state home minister Anil Deshmukh in the money laundering and bribery case and the Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s allegation of harassment by the Central agency in a case…

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