Bhopal: The Income Tax raids (IT) raids continued today at various locations in Madhya Pradesh, including the residence of Ashwin Sharma, an associate of Praveen Kakkar, who is OSD to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
Reports say that IT officials are still conducting searches at residences of Ashwin Sharma and Praveen Kakkar. Security has also been beefed up at the location of raids.
On Sunday, IT officials from Delhi carried out raids at the residences of Praveen Kakkar in Indore and former advisor to Kamal Nath, R K Miglani, in Delhi. The raids were conducted at the residences Kakkar and Miglani on charges of alleged tax evasion. Sources said that IT officials raided at least 50 locations at different places, including Indore, Bhopal, Goa and Delhi.
The pre-dawn raid at Kakkar’s home was conducted by a 15-member team of IT officials on Sunday and it is learnt that around Rs nine crore has been recovered by the officials from Kakkar’s home so far.
Meanwhile, a heated argument broke out between CRPF and Madhya Pradesh Police officials on Sunday when I-T officials went to raid the home of Ashwin Sharma, who is a close aide of Praveen Kakkar. The heated argument between the two sides lasted for more than 30 minutes and it took place in front of the media. Ashwin Sharma is a businessman by profession.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan slammed the state government, saying what Mamata Banerjee did in West Bengal, the same is happening in Madhya Pradesh under Kamal Nath’s watch.