In a move that exposes the allegation by the Samajwadi Party that either the tax evader or the perfume maker who was supposed to be raided for income tax evasion was a BJP man, a team of the department carried out search operations this morning at multiple premises of perfume traders and some others in Kanpur, Kannauj, the national capital region and some other places including that of Pushpraj Jain who, Akhilesh Yadav had said, was a BJP MLC.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) officials raided the establishments and residences of two perfume traders, including SP MLC Pushpraj Jain alias Pampi Jain, who had launched ‘Samajwadi ittra’ or perfume last month, in Kannauj.
The I-T department searched about 40 premises, mostly linked to perfume manufacturers.
Brazenly, the Samajwadi Party says now that Pushpraj Jain is their MLC. They had said last week that the I-T department had raided Piyush Jain because he was their man while the ‘Samajwadi itra’ maker was “BJP MLC” Pushpraj Jain!
Sources said that crores of tax evasion had surfaced in the investigation.
Pushpraj Jain Pampi is a Member of the Legislative Council from the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. He had launched the ‘Samajwadi ittra’ in the presence of SP president Akhilesh Yadav ahead of the upcoming 2022 election.
Search operations were conducted at another Kannauj-based perfume trader Mohammad Yaqub. The Samajwadi Party slammed the BJP for “misusing central agencies”.
“After the huge failure of last time, this time BJP’s ultimate ally I-T has finally raided SP MLC Shri Pushpraj Jain and other perfume traders of Kannauj. Open misuse of central agencies by the scared BJP is common in UP elections. The people are watching everything, they will answer with their vote,” read the SP’s official Twitter handle.
The searches were also carried out at the premises of Pushpraj Jain in Kannauj, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mumbai and Agra.
His factory in Hathras has also been raided.
Pushpraj’s factory is on the Siktra road of Hasayan in Hathras.
Pushpraj Jain was in the news since the treasures were found at Piyush Jain’s house in Kannauj and Kanpur.
When Pushpraj Jain’s name cropped up with Piyush Jain, he had said that he had nothing to do with Piyush Jain.
Pushpraj’s regional office is in Mumbai. Sources said that his perfume business was also spread across the Gulf countries.