The head of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Sharad Pavar, said on Thursday that his comparison of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre led to income tax raids on the relatives of Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister, Ajit Pavar.
“My comparison of the Lakhimpur-Heri incident with the Jalliavala Bagh massacre caused a lot of anger in the center, and everything that is happening now (IT raids) is a reaction to that. I heard Ajit Pawar’s statement that the government can ask him if they run into problems collecting taxes from him.
Raids can be carried out against people who are involved in a particular company or deal, but carrying out raids against relatives who are not related to the company / deal is an abuse of rights, ”Pavar said.
The Income Tax Department has raided the offices and residences of founders Dynamix and DB Realty as part of a search operation that began September 23, sources said Thursday. The department also raided the homes and businesses of the three sisters of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.
Pavar condemned the raids and called them “politically motivated.”
A total of eight people, including four farmers, were killed in riots on October 3 in Lakhimpur Heri, Uttar Pradesh.
Pavar also claimed that members of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) were used for the actions of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
“During the raid on the ship in Mumbai, the people transporting the accused were not government officials or employees, but were said to be witnesses. it was shown on television that members of a political party are being used by the agency for action. There should be strict measures against the drug business, but apply the wrong process because that is also wrong, “he said.
The NCB group delayed an alleged drug party on the Cordelia Cruise, which was bound for Goa in the middle of the sea on October 2 night. A total of 18 people, including a Nigerian citizen, were arrested in a drug seizure case following a raid on a cruise ship party off the coast of Mumbai.
(With ANI inputs)