Once again, IT is raiding Kannauj, raiding the locations of two major perfume merchants, including Pammi Jain, near Akhilesh Yadav
New Delhi: After seizing a huge amount of over 197 crore rupees apart from 26 kg of gold and a huge amount of sandalwood oil from the residence of perfume merchant Peeyush Jain in Kanpur, the service of the Income Tax raids the residences of two other perfume merchants in Kannauj.
According to ABP News sources, the raids are carried out at the home of Samajwadi Party MLC Pushparaj Jain ‘Pampi’ and perfumer Malik Miyan. The IT department began its raid at 7 a.m. on Friday. The tax department seized some documents related to Pushparaj Jain’s companies in Kolkata, ABP News reported.
Read also | NEET PG Counseling 2021: Doctors’ strike over delay to be called off today, says FORDA president
Raids are carried out on several premises linked to perfume traders and others in Uttar Pradesh as part of a tax evasion investigation. According to a PTI report, searches are underway in Kannauj, Kanpur, the National Capital Region, Surat, Mumbai and a few other places, and around 20 locals are covered.
What did the Samajwadi party say about the raids on Pushpraj Jain’s residence?
The Samajwadi Party (SP) said in a post on its official Twitter account that the premises of its MLC Pushpraj aka Pampi Jain in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, had been raided.
Party leader Akhilesh Yadav is due to hold a press conference at the SP office in Kannauj at 12:30 p.m.
The party’s Twitter post said the raids were launched by the “BJP government” shortly after Yadav announced the press conference there and called the action “an overt hijacking of central agencies by a BJP scared “.
Yadav recently launched a fragrance called âSamajwadi ittraâ prepared by Jain ahead of the state’s legislative elections due early next year.
The department is researching multiple locations of certain entities related to the perfume trade and related activities, the sources said.
Who is the perfume dealer Malik Miyan?
In addition to perfume merchant and party lawmaker Samajwadi Pushparaj Jain ‘Pampi’, IT is leading a raid on Kannauj’s largest perfume merchant, Malik Mian. It can also be said that thanks to Miyan, the perfume of Kannauj has been recognized across the world.
After Malik Mian’s death, his three sons Abdul Rehman, Fauzan and Abdullah were involved in the perfume business. Salman, alias Guddu, deputy attorney for Malik Mian, also works with them.
Some varieties of perfumes sold by Malik Mian Perfume are worth Rs 2 lakh rupees per kg. The company’s main job is to export perfume and it attracts a huge business to the Gulf.
The Income Tax Department took immediate action after obtaining details from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Department on possible tax evasion by perfume and other business entities by claiming a bogus input tax credit, an ITP reported quoted officials linked to the investigation.
The GST Intelligence Directorate (DGGI), an investigative agency under the Central Council of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), had recently carried out large-scale raids in Kanpur and Kannauj against Shikhar brand pan masala, a transporter, and others and Later perfume merchant Peeyush Jain was arrested and seized over 197 crore rupees in addition to 26 kg of gold and a huge amount of sandalwood oil.
The IT department is attached to the Central Commission for Direct Taxes (CBDT).
The DGGI raids and the money grabbing sparked a war of words between political parties in Uttar Pradesh, linked to the elections.