Controversial AAP party on Friday alleged that its Chief Ministerial candidate for GOA, Elvis Gomes was being victimised at the behest of the Prime Minister’s Office and could be arrested on trumped up cases.
“Elvis may be arrested any moment,” Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh told the media.
He also added a First Information Report was lodged against him. And a day after he was named the AAP Chief Ministerial candidate, the ACB (Anti-Corruption Branch) summoned him.“Now a day after the elections have been announced, the ACB has started the probe… Can you see a pattern?” Ashutosh told a press conference.
“Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and the puppet Chief Minister are behind this. They are acting on the instructions of PMO,” Ashutosh added.
“We have been told by our contacts that Elvis Gomes can be arrested. Not only in this case, his files even as Goa Football Association are being looked into. Don’t be surprised if he is arrested soon,” Ashutosh said.
Gomes has been booked in connection with a land acquisition case along with a former minister in the Congress-led coalition government, Nilkanth Halarnkar. Gomes has said he was being framed by the Goa government and that he was not even in office when the alleged scam occurred.