Cash seized from TMC MLA Zakir Hussain’s house and office
Income Tax Department raids Kolkata, Delhi and other places
MLA’s family cooperated, did not object
Kolkata. The Income Tax Department has seized currency notes in large quantities from the offices and residential premises of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA and former West Bengal minister Zakir Hussain in Murshidabad, Kolkata city and the national capital. An officer gave this information. He said that the raids were conducted from Wednesday evening till Thursday morning. TMC MLA and businessman Hussain did not object to the raid. He, his family members and employees cooperated in the action of the Income Tax Department. During the raids, huge cache of currency notes were recovered from Hussain’s residence and office premises in Murshidabad, Kolkata as well as in Delhi, the official said.
“We are counting the amount recovered in the raids conducted at various premises owned by Hussain,” he said. Hussain could not be contacted for his reaction regarding this action of the Income Tax Department. Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal minister Farhad Hakim said the party would not comment on the issue. He told reporters in response to a question, ‘It is completely a technical matter. We have nothing to say in this regard. It should be kept in mind that Hussain is a prosperous businessman over the years and provides employment to many people.
Huge amounts of money being recovered from the hideouts of TMC leaders and associates
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rahul Sinha said that huge amount of money is being recovered during raids on the residential premises of TMC leaders and their allies in the recent past. He said, ‘Will TMC again declare itself innocent and allege that it has been framed by central agencies? Will TMC allege that it is being defamed? The people of the state are watching everything. A huge amount of currency notes were seized by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from the apartment of an aide of former TMC general secretary Partha Chatterjee. Hitting back at the BJP, TMC’s Rajya Sabha member Shantanu Sen asked why similar raids were not being conducted on the properties of BJP leaders. He said, ‘Why are leaders from TMC joining BJP being spared to avoid raids by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and ED? The law should take its course. Hussain is a businessman. Is there no businessman in BJP?
Tags: income tax department, TMC
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 12, 2023, 16:53 IST