A team of the Income Tax Department has recovered huge amount of money from the premises of Congress Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Dheeraj Prasad Sahu from Jharkhand. The team of Income Tax Department of Odisha has conducted this raid on the report of tax evasion. A two-day raid by the Income Tax Department at the residences of Sahu’s close relatives and relatives reportedly recovered cash worth over Rs 100 crore. According to Income Tax Department sources, maximum cash has been recovered from Buddh Distillery Private Limited (BDPL) locations in Odisha. Several machines have been installed to count the notes. The Income Tax Department has simultaneously raided half a dozen locations of MP Sahu in Ranchi, Lohardaga and Odisha. Apart from this, raids are being conducted at some places in Bengal as well.
Many companies are in the name of relatives of Dhiraj Sahu.
It is not yet clear what else was found in the raid other than documents related to income and expenditure. There are several companies in the name of Dheeraj Sahu’s relatives in Odisha. These include Baldev Sahu Infra Private Limited (Fly Ash Bricks), Quality Bottlers Private Limited and Kishore Prasad Vijay Prasad Beverages Private Limited. Bottling of foreign liquor is done at Kwality Bottlers Private Limited.
The case is related to tax evasion.
While foreign liquor is sold by Kishore Prasad Vijay Prasad Beverages Pvt. Dheeraj Prasad Sahu is also a director in some of these companies. This entire case of income tax raid is related to tax evasion in liquor business. Dheeraj Sahu belongs to a prominent business and political family of Jharkhand. He has been elected to the Rajya Sabha twice from the Congress. (Input- IANS)
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