The Revenue Tax Division suspected tax evasion of greater than Rs 800 crore by senior Samajwadi Celebration chief Azam Khan after it carried out raids on him and and his associates for 3 days, information company PTI reported, citing official sources. Revenue tax sleuths reached Khan’s residence on Jail Street in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, at 7 am on Wednesday, and the search concluded on Friday night.
After the officers left his residence on Friday, Khan mentioned, "It was a raid of IT division. They stayed right here for 3 days. They performed searches and requested questions," as reported by PTI. The SP chief refused to reply additional questions.
IT Division Raided A number of Premises In UP And MP As Half Of Tax Evasion Probe Towards Khan
On September 13, the Revenue Tax division performed raids at greater than 30 premises in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh as a part of a tax evasion probe towards Khan. The division performed raids in Rampur, Saharanpur, Lucknow, Ghaziabad and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh aside from some premises in neighboring Madhya Pradesh, PTI reported citing official sources
In Ghaziabad, the Revenue Tax division raided a residence in Rajnagar. Colony on Wednesday. The home belongs to Ekta Kaushik, mentioned to be near Khan’s household.
In line with PTI, the IT probe is pertaining to some trusts run by Khan and his members of the family.
The The scope of investigation by the IT division intensified with sleuths reaching the Public Works Division and district panchayat workplace apart from Muhammad Ali Jauhar College headed by Khan, the officers mentioned. They mentioned the federal government expenditure recordsdata are being scrutinized as over Rs 800 crore tax evasion was suspected by the politician.
‘Misusing Central Businesses’: Samajwadi Celebration On IT Raids On Azam Khan
Following the raids the Samajwadi Celebration prolonged help to Khan and accused the BJP authorities of "dictatorship" and "misusing central businesses", "Azam Khan saheb is the voice of reality. He laid the muse for a greater future for youngsters and constructed a college for schooling,” the occasion mentioned in a submit on “Khan has all the time fought towards communal forces. All of us stand united together with his voice,” it mentioned.
Countering the allegations about misuse of central businesses, BJP chief and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya had mentioned the central businesses had been nicely inside their rights to take motion to make “Bharat corruption-free” .
Final 12 months, a court docket had convicted Khan in a hate speech case registered over his comment made at a public assembly in Khatanagaria village of the Milak Kotwali space in 2019. He was sentenced to a few years of imprisonment, following which he was disqualified as an MLA from Rampur. Later, he was acquitted by a better court docket, however his disqualification was not revoked on account of his conviction in a distinct case.