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I-T raids at Samajwadi Party MLC Pampi Jain's properties in tax evasion case

Raids as part of a tax evasion investigation are currently underway at multiple properties in different cities linked to Samajwadi Party MLC Pushpraj Jain alias Pampi Jain.

Vishal Pratap Singh Reported by: Vishal Pratap Singh @vishalpsing
Kanpur Updated on: December 31, 2021 17:45 IST
Raids at Samajwadi Party MLC Pampi Jain's residence in
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Raids at Samajwadi Party MLC Pampi Jain's residence in Kanpur, perfume trader in Kannauj 

The Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGI) sleuths on Friday raided properties linked to Samajwadi Party MLC Pushpraj Jain alias Pampi Jain in Kanpur and a perfume trader in Kannauj as part of a tax evasion investigation. The perfume trader has been identified as Malik Mian. The department is searching at least 50 locations linked to the SP MLC and Mian. The exact identities of those raided were not confirmed by authorities. Searches are also being conducted in the national capital region and a few other places including Pampi's properties in Mumbai, according to reports. In Mumbai, raids are being underway at 14 places of which 8 locations are commercial and the remaining 6 are residential places. Raids are underway in Andheri, Vile Parle, Kanjurmarg and Malad areas of the metropolis. The Samajwadi Party claimed through a post on its official Twitter handle that the premises of its MLC Pushpraj alias Pampi Jain in Kannauj have been raided. It said party chief Akhilesh Yadav had just called a press conference in Kannauj and hence the 'BJP government' launched the raids.

READ MORE: BJP got its 'own businessman' Piyush Jain raided by mistake: Akhilesh 

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  • 1:12 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 1:04 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:56 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:55 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:54 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 12:53 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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