Akhilesh: Serial IT search on SP leaders, associates of Akhilesh Yadav in 4 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow News – Times of India

Lucknow: Income Tax Department personnel on Saturday raided six places in four districts of Uttar Pradesh and conducted a series of raids at the residences and establishments of two Samajwadi Party leaders and the party president. Akhilesh Yadav’s associates, including RCL Group promoter Manoj Yadava, had received secret information about tax evasion. Over 125 tax officials were pressed into service for the statewide searches, which continued beyond midnight to like, Lucknow, Mainpuri and Agra districts.
Raids have started from the Varanasi IT cell since morning at the Mau residence and office of the Samajwadi Party’s national spokesperson. Rajiv Rai, who run a chain of educational institutions in Karnataka. His house in Shahadatpur area of ​​the district was cordoned off by the police till late Saturday, while taxpayers raided his business premises in Bengaluru. According to his 2014 election affidavit, Opinion He had immovable assets worth Rs 13.85 crore while his wife had immovable assets worth Rs 50 lakh. The total movable assets of the family were estimated at Rs 2.20 crore. Rai, who was mentored in politics by former SP vice-president late Janeshwar Mishra, contested from Mau in 2014 on an SP ticket.
“I have no criminal background or black money. My mobile phone has been confiscated by the IT officials. I work for the welfare of the people, so the government has initiated action against me. I appeal to my supporters to maintain peace,” said Rajiv Rai while talking to reporters.
In Lucknow, taxpayers searched the Gomti Nagar residence of Akhilesh Yadav’s former Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Janendra Yadav alias Neetu, who was once mentored by party patriarch Mulayam. Singh Yadav, Another Akhilesh colleague, Rahul BhasinThe house was searched amid heavy deployment of police in the state capital’s Mahanagar Extension.
Simultaneously, searches were also conducted at the office and residential premises of RCL Group promoter Manoj Yadav in Mainpuri and Agra. Manoj took over the work of construction contracts and held the post of District Panchayat President. Later in the evening, the house of another SP leader Jagat Singh was searched by the taxpayers, who told TOI that the operation would continue on Sunday as well.