The revenue tax division continued its raids in Uttar Pradesh on Friday in opposition to Samajwadi Social gathering chief Azam Khan and people near him, suspecting him of tax fraud price greater than Rs 800 crore, in line with official sources, information company PTI reported. The scope of the probe by the IT division expanded, with sleuths reaching the Public Works Division and district panchayat workplace, in addition to Muhammad Ali Jauhar College, which is led by Khan, in line with authorities. In accordance with them, the federal government expenditure papers are being scrutinized for the reason that lawmaker suspects round Rs 800 crore in tax dishonest.
The revenue tax authorities raided greater than 30 places in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on September 13 as a part of a tax evasion investigation in opposition to Khan.
In accordance with the sources, the IT inquiry is related to varied trusts run by Khan and his relations, PTI reported.
The raids elicited a powerful response from the Samajwadi Social gathering, which pledged its assist for Khan and accused the BJP administration of "dictatorship" and "misuse of central companies."
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"Azam Khan saheb is the voice of reality. He laid the inspiration for a greater future for kids and constructed a college for schooling,” the occasion mentioned in a submit on All of us stand united together with his voice,” it mentioned.
In response to claims of misuse of presidency companies, BJP chief and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said that the central companies had been fully inside their rights to take motion so as to create "Bharat corruption-free."
Khan was convicted final 12 months in a hate speech case stemming from a remark he made at a public meeting in Khatanagaria village within the Milak Kotwali district in 2019.
He was sentenced to 3 years in jail and was disqualified as a Rampur MLA consequently. He was later acquitted by a better court docket, however his disqualification was not lifted due to his conviction in one other case.