Patna: Income tax officials raided the Purnea, Kishanganj, and Siwan districts of Bihar’s Purnea, Kishanganj, and members of the Millia Educational Trust on Wednesday.
Beginning at 7 am, about 100 investigators from the Income Tax division and the Bihar Police carried out the operations. Asad Imam, the Trust’s proprietor, was the owner of the majority of the locations searched. Along with him, the homes and workplaces of the Trust’s other members, Kaiser Imam, Gulam Hussain, and Mahmood, were also raided.
According to reports, the raids are connected to claims of tax fraud and money laundering. No formal comment regarding the raids has yet been made by the Income Tax Bureau.
A number of educational institutions in Bihar, including the Millia Islamia University in Purnea, are managed by the Millia Educational Trust, a recognized nonprofit.
During the raids on the Millia Educational Trust, the Income Tax department recovered a sizable sum of cash as well as documentation that could be used against them. Additionally, the agency is looking into the Trust’s bank accounts and financial dealings.