The Hush Post| 9:06 pm |one-minute-read
The home of Praveen Kakkar the Officer on Special Duty of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, were raided in Indore by Income Tax officers. Also the home of advisor RK Miglani in Delhi was raided by the IT officers this morning in connection with an alleged hawala (illegal transaction) case, sources said.
Sources said Rs. 9 crore was recovered, and a total of six places including the homes of the two officers were raided in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh. The two officers had already quit from their posts after the election code came into force last month.
A team of Income Tax officers from Delhi reached the home of Kakkar in Indore’s posh Vijay Nagar at 3 am and started searching the premises.
The tax officers said the two officers allegedly made huge cash transactions via hawala route during election season.
Kamal Nath is campaigning for the Congress in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara, from where he is scheduled to visit Hoshangabad.
The raids on Kamal Nath’s aides come just a week after income tax officials raided the premises owned by people linked to the Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition in Karnataka.
The opposition has alleged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government was using the tax department to intimidate and discourage opposition leaders from putting up a fight in the national elections that will begin on April 11.