Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on Wednesday alleged that income tax authorities raided nursing home run by his sisters in Rewari in Haryana.
In a series of tweets, Yadav said the government wanted to “intimidate” him because he launched an agitation for better prices for farmers and a ban on liquor shops.
Yadav, who started his campaign with a 'padyatra' (march) two days ago, took to Twitter to allege that the Modi government was "targeting" his family.
“About 100+ force from Delhi raided hospitals at 11 am today. All doctors (my sisters, brother in law, nephew) detained in their chambers. Hospital sealed, including ICU for newly born babies. A clear attempt to intimidate. Modiji you can't silence me,” Yadav tweeted.
Breaking:— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) July 11, 2018
Modi regime now targets my family.
Two days after my 9 day padyatra in Rewari and launching of agitation for MSP and against liquor thekas, a massive IT raid is on at the hospital cum nursing home of my sisters in Rewari.
Pl search me, my home, why target my family?
Info from Rewari:
About 100+ force from Delhi raided hospitals at 11 am today
All doctors (my sisters, brother in law, nephew) detained in their chambers
Hospital sealed, including ICU for newly born babies
A clear attempt to intimidate.
Modiji you can't silence me.— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) July 11, 2018
Yadav and senior lawyer founded Swaraj Abhiyan after they were expelled from Aam Aadmi Party in 2015.
The IT Department on Wednesday raided multiple premises of a hospital group in Haryana's Rewari, related to family of Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav, recovering about Rs 22 lakh cash, after it was detected that the owners allegedly made cash payments to a Nirav Modi firm for purchasing jewellery, officials said.
Yogendra Yadav, however, alleged that the raid was conducted at his sisters' hospital-cum-nursing home premises with an intent to "intimidate" and "silence" him as he had launched an agitation for fair crop price for farmers and against liquor shops in that city in Haryana.
Officials said the tax department carried out the action acting on inputs received from a dossier of information from the group of diamond merchant Nirav Modi, absconding from probe in the USD 2 billion PNB fraud case. It was found that Gautam Yadav allegedly paid Rs 3.25 lakh in cash, out of the total Rs 6.50 lakh, for purchase of jewellery from the diamantaire's firm.
They added that the searches also covered Dr Narender Singh Yadav and Rs 22 lakh cash was recovered from the residence of the Yadavs'.
"The current cash limit in the hand of a person is Rs 2 lakh and the source of this recovered cash amount of Rs 22 lakh is being probed," an official said.
When asked about the ITD allegations, Yogendra Yadav told PTI, "The question is whether this money is unaccounted for? I do not know about the accounts of the hospitals."