On Sunday morning,the Income Tax Department conducted an unexpected raid in the residences of people linked with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
The allegations regarding the CM’s tax evasions forced the Income tax department to conduct a raid amid the election hassles.There are also allegations that Kamal Nath and his business partners are involved in the hawala movement of money during this ongoing election campaigning season.
The locations including Indore, Bhopal and Delhi (Green Park) are being raided and those being searched include Nath’s former OSD Pravin Kakkar, former advisor Rajendra Miglani and executives linked to his brother-in-law’s firm Moser Bayer and his nephew Ratul Puri’s company.
The investigations officers had collected many documents and are yet to scrutinised.
The raids are also being conducted against Kolkata-based businessman Paras Mal Lodha, they said. A team of about 200 I-T department and police officers swooped on these premises at around 3 am and some undisclosed cash has been recovered till now, they said.The searches are linked to suspected movement of hawala money during the ongoing polls season and tax evasion, they said.