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Congress senior leader Ahmed Patel has rushed to the house of SM Moin, an AICC worker, where a raid is being conducted in Delhi.
Republic Media Network has found that the administrative officer is under scanner for recieving Rs. 20 crores from Bhopal, pertaining to which the authorities of the income tax department are conducting raids at his residence.
Exclusive pictures acquired by Republic TV shows Ahmed Patel sitting at the house of the Congress worker, to allegedly prevent the raid.
Following the I-T raids, the Ministry of Finance have issued a press brief underlining the recent searches in NCR, Bhopal, Indore and Goa
The Income Tax Department on Sunday launched pre-dawn searches on Sunday on at least 50 locations in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh against people linked to senior Congress leader and state chief minister Kamal Nath on charges of alleged tax evasion.
Reacting to the Income Tax searches on the premises of his close aides, the Madhya Pradesh CM released a statement saying that the whole situation of the income tax raids is unclear yet and will only issue a statement once the situation is clear.
On Sunday, raids were conducted on multiple locations in Indore, Bhopal and Delhi (Green Park) and those being searched included Kamla Nath's former OSD Pravin Kakkar, former advisor Rajendra Miglani and executives linked to his brother-in-law's firm Moser Bayer and his nephew Ratul Puri's company.
Earlier in March, Ratul Puri was grilled by the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi in connection with the Rs 3,6000 AgustaWestland helicopters purchase probe. Some reports claim that Ratul Puri was allegedly named by both middlemen Rajeev Saxena and Sushen Mohan Gupta during their interrogation.