Published On: Fri, Dec 8th, 2023

PM Modi slams Congress following recovery of Rs 200 Cr cash in IT raid from party Rajya Sabha member

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Friday slammed the Congress party after over Rs 200 crore in cash was recovered from Jharkhand Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dhiraj Sahu.

Citizens should see the piles of currency notes and then listen to the speeches of opposition leaders

Prime Minister Modi said that citizens should see the piles of currency notes and then listen to the speeches of opposition leaders. “The countrymen should look at the pile of these notes and then listen to the honest ‘speeches’ of their leaders…Whatever has been looted from the public, every penny will have to be returned, this is Modi’s guarantee,” said PM Modi.

It may be noted that the Income Tax Department conducted raids at the Boudh Distilleries Private Limited in Odisha and Jharkhand on Thursday and recovered huge cash from the company’s office. The IT department was forced to order more counting machines to count the huge amounts of cash recovered. Baldev Sahu Infra Pvt Ltd company which is a group company of Boudh Distilleries, which is covered in the search is linked to Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand, Dheeraj Sahu.

The raids were conducted at Bolangir and Sambalpur in Odisha and Ranchi and Lohardaga in Jharkhand, according to Income Tax sources. The raids were also conducted at Baldev Sahu and Group of Companies’ Satpura office.

The tax department recovered currency notes of Rs 500, Rs 200 and Rs 100 stuffed in nine almiras.

On Thursday, the tax department filled 157 bags with the notes after counting and when more bags could not be found, the cash was stuffed in sacks and were taken to banks.

According to reports, the amount may increase further as counting is yet to be completed.

Sources said that the banks of the places where the raids are on do not have arrangements to keep such an amount of cash in one place; hence, arrangements are being made to keep the money by contacting big banks.

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