Big cash haul: Income Tax sleuths raid at Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dheeraj Sahu's residences in Jharkhand and Odisha and recovered more than Rs 200 crore cash and still continuing .
The raids were conducted for two consecutive days at at Boudh Distilleries Private Limited (BDPL) in Odisha and Jharkhand.
The tax department has set up three dozen counting machines for counting of notes.
As per the officials, Rs 200 crore in cash has been recovered from a distillery group's premises in Balangir district, while the remaining amount was discovered in other locations such as Sambalpur and Sundargarh in Odisha, Bokaro and Ranchi in Jharkhand, and Kolkata.
Following the seizure of crores of rupees from Congress MP during tax raids in Odisha and Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a swipe at the opposition on the issue of corruption, asserting it is "Modi's guarantee" that they will have to return every penny "looted" from people.
PM Modi, in a post on X, said that it is guarantee of Modi that every penny looted from people will have to be returned.
He also tagged a news report of the Income Tax department recovering Rs 200 crore in cash from various locations of a business group allegedly linked to Congress MP from Jharkhand Dhiraj Prasad Sahu.
देशवासी इन नोटों के ढेर को देखें और फिर इनके नेताओं के ईमानदारी के 'भाषणों' को सुनें... ????????????— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 8, 2023
जनता से जो लूटा है, उसकी पाई-पाई लौटानी पड़ेगी, यह मोदी की गारंटी है।
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"The countrymen should look at the pile of these notes and then listen to the honest 'speeches' of their leaders," he said in a post with several emojis.
"Every penny looted from people will have to be returned. This is Modi's guarantee," the PM added.