After three days, the DGI team took Piyush Jain into custody and the Income Tax Department took him to Kannauj and searched the ancestral house. It is being told that the walls of the house are being cut with cutters in search of secret lockers.
Income tax raid. (symbolic picture)
Kanpur-based businessman Piyush Jain, who came into the limelight for the recovery of crores of rupees, has been detained by the Income Tax Department. However, before this, both the sons of Jain were taken into custody. On Saturday, another Rs 5 crore has been recovered from perfume trader Piyush Jain’s house in Anandpuri, Kanpur. According to the Income Tax Department, Rs 5 crore was also seized at his residence in Kannauj on Saturday and after that a total cash amount of Rs 185 crore has been seized so far. Along with this, 15 kg gold ornaments and 50 kg silver have been found in Kannauj.
At present, after three days, the DGI team has taken Piyush Jain into custody and the Income Tax Department took him to Kannauj and searched the ancestral house. It is being told that the walls of the house are being cut with cutters in search of secret lockers. Along with this, the last consignment of 21 boxes full of notes was sent from Anandpuri’s residence at 2.30 pm on Saturday. To keep the treasury found with Jain, the currency chest of the State Bank was kept open till late night and so far Rs 180 crore has been kept here.
Piyush Jain told where did the money come from
When Piyush Jain questioned the Income Tax Department officials, he said that this money is mine, which was deposited by selling ancestral gold. However, Jain could not give much answer regarding gold. As the officers of the Income Tax Department asked why gold was sold, to whom was it sold. He didn’t have the answer.
Counting of notes by machine used to happen in Jain’s house
According to Income Tax Department officials, after two days of hard work in Kannauj, the Vigilance team has also got a huge amount from Piyush Jain’s residence and a note counting machine was also found there. Notes were kept in sacks, cardboard and diwan in Jain’s house and this amount was in Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes.
Half a dozen businessmen close to Piyush are on target
At present, after taking Piyush Jain into custody, now the eyes of the Income Tax Department are on his close ones. It is being told that only money has been kept in Jain’s house. Traders associated with Pan Masala had made Jain’s house a warehouse of money. Businessmen close to perfume businessman Piyush Jain sitting in the house with billions of rupees are also being questioned and there are half a dozen businessmen on the radar of DGGI.
Fewer notes were in many bundles of notes
New information is coming out about the bundle of notes found from Piyush’s house. It was being told that every bundle here is of packing of one crore. But there the same notes have been found only in bundles of Rs 40 crore. The amount received from the rest of the bundles is not the same. That is, 27.30 lakhs in some bundles and 33.10 lakhs in some. This means that this has been done to identify the note and its owner. So that identification can be done on the basis of amount.
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