Income Tax issue notice to Congress Patna Office,Lakhs rupees recovered from Vehicle outside the compound
As Bihar elections are coming nearby, Income-tax Department on Thursday raided Sadaqat Ashram, Congress’ headquarters in Patna after cash amounting to Rs 8 lakh was recovered from outside party office premises
A person has been detained by the I-T sleuths while Bihar Congress has been served a notice in this regard, reports said.
Confirming the IT raid, Congress Bihar in-charge Shakti Singh Gohil said no money was recovered from within the office compound.“They served notice after money was recovered from a vehicle outside the compound. No money recovered within the compound. We’ll cooperate. 22 kg gold, 2.5 kg silver was recovered from the BJP candidate from Raxaul. Why is IT not going there?” ANI quoted Gohil as saying. Congress leaders Shakti Singh Gohil and Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala were also questioned in connection with the seizure, reported a leading media house.
RJD was quick to hit out at the ruling BJP-JD(U) combine, saying, “Income tax department has started raiding Opposition parties. Do you understand the meaning?? This is called accepting defeat.”
Earlier this week, the Income Tax Department had seized cash and bullion worth Rs 2.4 crore after it raided two government contractors in Bihar.
Three-phase elections are scheduled to be held on Oct 28, Nov 3, and Nov 7 while results will be declared on November 10.