A team of Income Tax officials on Thursday issued a notice to Congress after money was recovered from a vehicle parked outside its Patna office. One person detained outside the campus of the office after Rs 8.5 Lakh was recovered from him.
Speaking on the matter, Congress' Bihar incharge Shaktisinh Gohil, "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?"
The development has come just days ahead of the 3-phased Bihar Assembly Election 2020 scheduled to be held on October 28, November 3 and 7. The counting of votes will be held on November 10.
Earlier on Wednesday, the BJP alleged that the Congress stands with "anti-national" forces after the wife of Siddique Kappan, a Kerala journalist arrested by the UP Police on terror charges when he was on his way to Hathras, met Rahul Gandhi in Kerala.
Kappan's wife Raihanath presented a memorandum to Gandhi, the Lok Sabha MP from Wayanad in Kerala, demanding "justice" for him.
BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said the accused is a member of the Popular Front of India (PFI), which he claimed practices communal politics, and was travelling to Hathras to "vitiate" the atmosphere in the state following the alleged gangrape and murder of a Dalit girl.
Kappan intended to help the PFI and the Congress politically, Bhatia said, noting that the court has denied him bail due to serious charges against him.
He also alleged that the PFI was involved in providing funds for the Delhi riots.