The Income Tax Department on Thursday launched search operations and raids at multiple locations in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur of some real estate developers. As per reports, premises linked to Deputy CM Ajit Pawar were also searched.
Taking to media Ajit Pawar informed that the homes of his sisters were searched by the IT officers. “Raids were carried out on my sisters’ houses. Jarandeshwar sugar factory directors have been raided. This is very low-level politics. Just because they are related to me, they are being harassed. Sharad Pawar was also troubled in a similar manner. I don’t know why these raids are being conducted,” he said.
Ajit Pawar further added, “my only grief is that they conducted raids on the premises related to my three sisters. One of them stays in Kolhapur and the other two in Pune.” Raids were conducted at the premises of some real estate developers and homes of directors of sugar mills in Maharashtra. These include Daund Sugar, Jarandeshwar Sugar, Pushpadanteshwar Sugar, Ambalika Sugar in the Pune district.