India’s Income Tax Department has recovered Rs 300 crore (Tk 395 crore in Bangladeshi currency) in cash from a private company in the state of Odisha. And the name of a Congress MP is involved in this incident.
According to the report of the Indian media Hindustan Times, the name of Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dheeraj Sahu, elected from Jharkhand, is associated with this huge amount of money. It is reported that Rs 200 crore cash was recovered from an office in Balangir district. Several crores of rupees were also recovered from several offices of the company located in Sambalpur, Sundargarh in Odisha and Bokaro and Ranchi in Jharkhand.
It is known that the money was recovered by raiding a company named Boudh Distilleries Private Limited. Dheeraj Sahu’s son Ritesh Sahu is the managing director of this company. Besides, Dheeraj’s elder brother Shankar Prasad is the chairman of that company.
According to the Income Tax Department of India, Boudh Distilleries Private Limited has been evading income tax for a long time. A notice was sent to this company earlier. However, the company ignored the notice. After that, a search operation was conducted by the Income Tax Department in various branch offices of the organization located in Jharkhand and Odisha.
It is known that about 36 machines were used by income tax officials to count this huge amount of cash. Some of these machines break down while counting money.
Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an X message informing about the recovery of money, that every money looted from the people will be returned. This is Modi’s guarantee.
No comment from Congress MP Dheeraj Sahu was available on the incident.