Jalna IT Raid: All the vehicles involved in the raid were decorated as if they were going to attend a procession. Some of these vehicles also had a board of “Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge”.
In Maharashtra’s Jalna and Chhatrapati Shambaji Maharaj Nagar (Aurangabad) district, Income Tax officials arrived as a procession. The raid went on for a week. The local police did not even notice for the first three days. So far, assets worth Rs 390 crore have been seized from about half a dozen commercial establishments.
In the convoy of 120 cars, every car had a sticker of ‘Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge’
According to income tax sources, he came to know about income tax evasion by a businessman and property dealer of four companies of Jalna, a big center of steel business and factories, Chhatrapati Shambaji Maharaj Nagar. On the basis of concrete information, a large team of 260 officers of the Income Tax Department would be threatening these companies to raid 120 cars. In the convoy of 120 cars, each car had a sticker of ‘Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge’, so that the onlookers felt that a procession was going on. On August 3, one of these teams reached a farm house on the outskirts of Jalna and started the raid.
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raids done here
The companies that were raided are Kalika Steel Alloy Prali, Shri Ram Steel, financier Vimal Raj, a dealer Pradeep Bora and a cooperative bank in Jalna. Of the steel companies that have been raided, one was established in 2003 and the other in 1985. Despite raids on so many establishments simultaneously, the local police could not even get an idea of these raids for three days.
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It took 13 hours to count the money found in the raid
The Income Tax Department has recovered Rs 58 crore in cash, 32 kg of gold and several benami properties from various locations and bank lockers of about half a dozen establishments, their owners and employees. Their total value so far is being told 390 crores. To count the cash found in such a huge amount, all this money was taken to the local State Bank branch, where it took a total of 13 hours to count it. The raid, which began on August 3, continued till August 8.
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