Bhopal : According to India today report, The raid was simultaneously conducted at 12 different locations in Bhopal on Tuesday that includes BJP leaders house in the Bairagarh township and the three hotels he owns in various parts of Bhopal.
Recently we reported Almost 30 BJP associates caught with black money since note ban, Karnataka is hot-spot , this is also on of biggest IT raid and number goes on for BJP.
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): IT Department officials conduct raid at the office and residence of BJP leader Sushil Vaswani. More details awaited pic.twitter.com/U8Jwn0exXl
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This BJP Leader Shri Sushil Vaswani from Bhopal, has been raided by the Income Tax department for allegedly exchanging large amounts of old currency notes with new ones through the Mahanagar Nagrik Cooperative bank.
Earlier in November, BJP’s youth wing secretary from Salem, JVR Arun, was arrested by Tamil Nadu police with bundles of new currency notes worth Rs 20.55 lakh. BJP said that they had removed Arun from organisational responsibilities after his arrest. In another incident, former BJP leader Manish Sharma from West Bengal was also caught with Rs 33 Lakh in Rs 2,000 notes.
The said BJP leader was once a bus conductor in the now defunct Madhya Pradesh Road Transport Corporation. But that was much before Vaswani made it big in MP BJP politics.
He now owns three hotels and several other posh properties in Bhopal.
The raid was conducted at 12 different locations in Bhopal on Tuesday that includes his house in the Bairagarh township and the three hotels he owns in various parts of Bhopal.
Vaswani is also the founder director of the Mahanagar Nagrik Cooperative Bank that was inaugurated by a top BJP leader in 1992.
Apart from Vaswani, a senior BJP minister Uma Shankar Gupta, senior RSS leader Shashi Bhai Seth are also among the directors of this bank through which they were allegedly running exchange of old and new currency notes racket.
Vaswani also enjoyed minister of state status when he was appointed the chairman of the MP Housing Corporation. He proudly displays his past status on the name plate of his house that was raided by I-T, see above image.
The Tuesday I-T raid started at around 6.30 am with 64 officers searching 12 locations in different parts of Bhopal city.
According to a top source in the IT department a lot of incriminating evidence pointing towards large scale exchange of currency notes post demonetisation have been recovered during the raids.
- There might be a possiblity of money laundering, as banks own by top BJP leaders.
Source : India Today