MP police abuses CRPF jawans in Bhopal IT raids at CM kamalnath’s OSD

High voltage drama in Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal is still in progress. The Income Tax Department teams raided Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s OSD (Officer on special Duty) Pravin Kakkad and other people in Bhopal and Indore on their private properties and other places. The raids of the income tax department are usually taken with the help of local police, but in this case armed forces of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed.

After this, Argument breaks out between CRPF and Madhya Pradesh Police officials outside the residence of Ashwin Sharma, associate of Praveen Kakkar (OSD to Madhya Pradesh CM, where Income Tax raids are underway.

Bhupinder Singh, City SP Bhopal: We’ve nothing to do with Income Tax & the ongoing raid. It’s a residential complex, there are people inside who need medical assistance, they are calling the local SHO for help. They have closed the entire complex because of raid.

At the same time, Pradeep Kumar, the CRPF official said, “Madhya Pradesh Police aren’t letting us work, they’re hurling abuses at us. We’re only following orders of our seniors. Seniors have asked us to not let anybody in. Proceedings are on, that’s why we’re not letting anybody in; only performing our duty ”

There are also reports of huge amount of cash being recovered along with the documents of questionable investment in this income tax raids. Pravin kakkad is a former officer of the State Police Service. He was appointed OSD of Chief Minister Kamal Nath after the formation of the Congress government in the state in December.

Officials said documents related to undisclosed transactions worth Rs 281 crore are being scrutinised and a number of them have been seized. 

The Income Tax Department Sunday launched pre-dawn raids at 52 locations, including in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, against close aides of MP Chief Minister Kamal Nath and others on charges of tax evasion and hawala transactions, officials said. 

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