New Delhi, Mar 8: The Earnings Tax Division on Tuesday performed raids on the workplace and residence of shut aides of Shiv Sena leaders and Maharashtra ministers Aaditya Thackeray and Anil Parab, sources knowledgeable information company ANI.
Previous to this raid, the IT Dept had carried out raids on the places of work and premises of assorted BMC contractors and Shiv Sena leaders.
Search is underway at 20 premises in Mumbai and Pune, the sources mentioned. Reacting to the raids, Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut accused the central authorities of attempting to pressurise and destabalise the coalition authorities in Maharashtra.
“Why’re central agencies targetting a selected few from states like West Bengal and Maharashtra…don’t they get anybody else from other states, it’s a tactic to pressurise and destablise MVA govt,” he alleged. Celebration chief Aditya Thackeray had additionally alleged that the central businesses have change into the “publicity machinery” of the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) however “the state will not bow down”.
The Earnings Tax division had additionally carried out searches on the premises of Shiv Sena corporator and Standing Committee chairperson of Brihanmumbai Municipal Company, Yashwant Jadhav.
Raut additional mentioned that some ED officers have hyperlinks with extortion racket and the Mumbai Police will examine the case. “Mumbai police will begin the investigation of criminal syndicate and extortion racket by a nexus of ED officials. Mark my words, some of these ED officers will go to jail too,” the Shiv Sena chief mentioned.
Story first revealed: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 18:08 [IST]