The Income Tax department is linking raids at Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav sister’s hospital and nursing homes in Haryana’s Rewari with fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi. The Income Tax officials have claimed that they have recovered Rs 22 lakh cash during raids on multiple premises and it was detected that the owners of hospitals made cash payments to a Nirav Modi firm for purchasing jewellery. A senior tax department official reportedly claimed that IT team has recovered receipts of payments worth Rs 15 crore, which is suspected to be unaccounted.

Around Rs 27 lakh has been seized, on suspicion of unaccounted money. The total amount recovered during Wednesday morning raids was Rs 29 lakh cash.

The Income Tax officials have further claimed that Gautam Yadav, nephew of Yogendra Yadav, paid Rs 3.25 lakh out of Rs 6.50 lakh for purchase of jewellery from Nirav Modi’s firm.

However, rubbishing all claims made by IT officials, Gautam Yadav said it was a genuine transction as he had given his PAN number while making payment.

Calling it vendetta politics, Yogendra Yadav on Wednesday said Narendra Modi can’t silence him. 

Learders of various opposition parties came out in support of Yogendra Yadav and condemmed the IT raids on his family’s hospitals and nursing homes.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party president Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday tweeted, “We strongly condemn victimisation of Yogendra Yadav’s family by Modi govt through the use of agencies like IT. Modi govt should stop such vendetta politics.”

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