Bihar polls: Income tax raids at Congress office in Patna, Rs 8.5 lakh recovered from car outside compound

Income tax raids at Congress office in Patna: Congress leaders Shakti Singh Gohil and Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala were also questioned in connection with the seizure

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IT sleuths raid Cong office

New Delhi: With days to go for Bihar Assembly elections, Income tax officials on Thursday raided Sadaqat Ashram, Congress’ headquarters in Patna after cash amounting to Rs 8 lakh was recovered from outside party office.

A person has been detained by the I-T sleuths while Bihar Congress has been been served a notice in this regard, reports said.

Sadakat Ashram, Patna Congress office

Confirming the IT raid, Congress Bihar in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil said no money was recovered from within the office compound.

“They served notice after money was recovered from a vehicle outside the compound. No money recovered within the compound. We’ll cooperate. 22 kg gold, 2.5 kg silver was recovered from BJP candidate from Raxaul. Why is IT not going there?” ANI quoted Gohil as saying.

Congress leaders Shakti Singh Gohil and Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala were also questioned in connection with the seizure, reported a leading portal.

RJD was quick to hit out at ruling BJP-JD(U) combine, saying, “Income tax department has started raiding Opposition parties. Do you understand the meaning?? This is called accepting defeat.”

Earlier this week, the Income Tax Department had seized cash and bullion worth Rs 2.4 crore after it raided two government contractors in Bihar.
Three-phase elections are scheduled to be held on Oct 28, Nov 3 and Nov 7 while results will be declared on November 10.