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Mistaken Id? No, Say Taxmen On UP Trader Amid Political Blame-Game


Mistaken Identity? No, Say Taxmen On UP Trader Amid Political Blame-Game

The BJP has alleged that it was Piyush Jain who lately launched the “Samajwadi fragrance”.

New Delhi:

The raid on Uttar Pradesh businessman Piyush Jain will not be a case of mistaken id, sources within the company that investigates GST evasions mentioned after the unearthing of heaps of unaccounted money from his premises made nationwide headlines.

Sources within the probe company mentioned the raid was a results of a targeted investigation based mostly on particular inputs. 

This comes amid a fog of hypothesis surrounding the large haul on the Kanpur and Kannauj premises of Piyush Jain, which led to the restoration of Rs 196 crore in money and 23 kg gold.

Coming in the midst of a high-pitch election marketing campaign, the raids have entered political speeches, with the BJP and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Get together accusing one another of backing the jailed fragrance dealer.

The BJP has alleged that it was Piyush Jain who lately launched the “Samajwadi fragrance”. Taking a swipe on the opposition celebration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned in Kanpur yesterday, “Packing containers stuffed with notes have come out. The individuals of Kanpur perceive enterprise and commerce effectively. Earlier than 2017, the fragrance of corruption that that they had sprinkled throughout Uttar Pradesh is there for everybody to see.”

Hitting again, Mr Yadav has mentioned the BJP had combined up businessman Piyush Jain with Samajwadi Get together’s Pushpraj Jain, who launched the fragrance named after the celebration. Denying any hyperlink with Piyush Jain, he mentioned the BJP received “its personal businessman raided by mistake”.

Following Mr Yadav’s response, Congress chief P Chidambaram took to Twitter and puzzled if the haul was a “comedy of errors”. “I suppose the comedy won’t finish right here. As extra accusations are traded between BJP and SP, extra characters will emerge,” he mentioned.

Sources from the Directorate Normal of GST Intelligence (DGGI), nonetheless, junked the mistaken id concept. They’ve mentioned they acquired particular inputs relating to alleged tax evasion by the Shikhar Pan Masala group. A probe led them to move firm Ganapati Highway Carriers and Piyush Jain’s Odochem Industries, the sources mentioned.

Piyush Jain provided perfumery compounds to the Shikhar group and got here beneath the scanner for taking funds solely in money, the sources mentioned, reiterating that it was not a case of mistaken id.

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