Rahul Gandhi says ‘inconceivable’ that CBI changed Vijay Mallya’s lookout notice without PM Narendra Modi’s approval

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A day after asking Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to step down over Vijay Mallya controversy, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hinted at the involvement of CBI and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in liquor barons escape plan. In a tweet, the Congress President said: (Vijay) Mallya The CBI reports directly to the PM. It is inconceivable that the CBI, in such a high profile, controversial case, would change a lookout notice without the approval of the PM. Mallya The CBI reports directly to the PM. It is inconceivable that the CBI, in such a high profile, controversial case, would change a lookout notice without the approval of the PM. However, a month later it was downgraded from detain to merely inform Ever since Mallya fled the country, the Congress and other opposition parties have been accusing the government of helping him to escape the arrest. However, the Congress sharpened its attack on Wednesday after Vijay Mallya claimed that he had met the Finance Minister before leaving the country without naming any leader. The statement led to a controversy as Arun Jaitley was the FM in 2016 when Mallya had left the country. Minutes after the statements, Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Finance Minister and said: Given Vijay Mallya Arun Jaitley should step down as Finance Minister while this probe is underway. He further said: For 2.5 yrs Mr Jaitley has hidden from the public the investigation agencies the meeting, he now suddenly remembers, in which Mr Mallya told him he was leaving for London. This is enough to make his continuance as FM untenable disgraceful. Jaitley, however, termed Mallyas claim as factually incorrect and said that he never gave any appointment to former Kingfisher Airline boss. In a Facebook post, the Finance Minister said: Since he (Vijay Mallya) was a Member of Rajya Sabha and he occasionally attended the House, he misused that privilege on one occasion, having been fully briefed about his earlier