Rs 200 crore cash has been seized in the IT department raids at the residences of Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dheeraj Sahu and his close associates. It is noteworthy that during the raid, 9 shelves were found full of notes and machines had to be ordered to count the notes. Reports say that Rs 200 crore have been counted and the counting of notes is still going on. In such a situation, the seized amount is expected to increase further.
Rs 200 crore cash found in nine cupboards: Reports say that Dheeraj Sahu is a big industrialist and is associated with the liquor manufacturing company Baldev Sahu & Group of Companies. The IT department raided 10 locations of the group in Jharkhand, Odisha and Bengal. The IT Department has recovered Rs 200 crore in cash in a raid at the Satpura office, 30 km away from the Bolangir office of Baldev Sahu Company. Not only this, bundles of notes were kept in 9 shelves of the office. Notes of Rs 500, Rs 200 and Rs 100 were arranged in bundles. After finding such a large amount of cash, the Income Tax Department team counted the notes using machines and filled them in 157 bags. When the bags fell short, the notes were filled in the bags and then put in a truck and taken to the bank.
Baldev Sahu & Group of Companies is one of the largest companies of Odisha: The news says that Baldev Sahu & Group of Companies is said to be one of the largest country liquor manufacturer and seller companies of Western Odisha. Apart from Congress MP Dheeraj Sahu, his family members Rajkishore Sahu, Swaraj Sahu and other family members were also present in this company. The business of Odisha is handled by his brothers Sanjay Sahu and Deepak Sahu. Let us tell you that this group, owned by the family of Dheeraj Sahu, includes the companies Baldev Sahu Infra Limited, Quality Bottlers and Kishore Prasad-Vijay Prasad Beverage Limited along with Boudh Distillery Private Limited (BDPL). The Income Tax Department has also raided the locations of all these companies. Baldev Sahu Infra Limited makes fly ash bricks and the remaining three companies are involved in the liquor business.
A team of 40 members of the IT Department has also conducted simultaneous raids in Boudh, Bolangir, Raigarh and Sambalpur of Odisha, Ranchi-Lohardaga of Jharkhand and Kolkata from 6.30 am on Wednesday. It is being claimed in media reports that the IT department has frozen many accounts of the company. Income Tax Department officials can interrogate the company operators regarding the source of income and deposit of such a large amount of cash. ED has also been involved in this matter.