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BJP takes dig at Congress over cash haul with ‘Money Heist’ video

The Bharatiya Janata Get together has launched a video slamming the Congress after Rs 353 crore was seized by the revenue tax division throughout raids on the premises of one of many MPs of the grand previous social gathering final week.

The BJP shared the video, calling it Congress’ “Money Heist”.

The revenue tax division carried out in depth searches, for 5 days, and seized Rs 353 crores in money from an Odisha-based distillery agency run by members of Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand Dhiraj Sahu.

In a minute-long video, shared by the BJP on X, Sahu is seen assembly Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi.

The clip additionally confirmed cabinets and lockers, stashed with bundles of foreign money notes and a few luggage too stuffed with seized money.

It additionally confirmed Gandhi dressed as one of many characters within the Netflix sequence Cash Heist, getting excited seeing the unaccounted cash and expressing pleasure over it.

Cash Heist is against the law thriller on Netflix the place the Professor (Álvaro Morte) and his gang sort out seemingly not possible heists, beginning with The Royal Mint earlier than taking issues to the following stage at The Financial institution of Spain.

‘Highest-ever’

In keeping with officers, the money haul is the “highest-ever” in a single motion by any probe company within the nation.

The counting of the seized foreign money notes took 5 days and concluded on 10 December 2023.

The way it began?

The IT division launched the marathon raids in opposition to Boudh Distillery Non-public Restricted, its promoters and others on 6 December 2023, on expenses of tax evasion and “off-the-book” transactions.

It took 9 groups of about 80 folks from the tax division and numerous banks, who labored for 5 days in shifts in a 24×7 cycle to complete counting the money recovered through the raid.

Officers had to make use of 40 foreign money counting machines and so they collected the whopping Rs 351 crore in 176 luggage.

The utmost cache of foreign money, largely in Rs 500 denomination, was recovered from the premises of the corporate in Bolangir district, officers mentioned.

The division believes that the whole cache of foreign money is “unaccounted” cash earned from money gross sales of nation liquor by the enterprise group, distributors and others.

What’s going to IT division do with seized Rs 351 crore?

The seized recovered through the raid have been taken in luggage for counting to 3 State Financial institution of India (SBI) branches — in Balangir, Sambalpur and Titlagarh. The utmost 176 luggage stuffed with money have been taken to SBI’s Balangir department, the place extra manpower needed to be deployed for counting the notes.

All of the seized money was then deposited at a SBI foremost department in Odisha’s Balangir. The department, nonetheless, will proceed to perform for public dealings, SBI Regional Supervisor Bhagat Behera mentioned.

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