BHOPAL: The income tax searches carried out at the premises of Sanwaria group in parts of Madhya Pradesh has revealed bureaucrat-politician nexus with the company. Taking a tip out of the searches carried out by IT sleuths, the state government has also ordered an inquiry into transactions of the group in mandi board, warehouses and fertilizer units in the state. After the raids, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also given a green signal to investigate violations by Sanwaria group, however, no official statement has been released from his office so far.
“Officials of the mandi board will probe the matter and file an action taken report in one week and a detailed final report in four weeks”, agriculture department principal secretary, rajesh Rajoura told TOI. He said government suspect foul play and evasion of mandi tax and duties by the group and a stringent action will be taken if violations were found.
IT raids on the Sanwaria group has also revealed unholy nexus between some high-level bureaucrats and politicians, which include two former ministers and two ministers of Shivraj Singh cabinet. However, the IT officials have not disclosed any names. Taking a clue from the search, state Congress has demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter. “We want a thorough inquiry, preferably by CBI, into the case as there seem to be involvement of top officials and politicians with the company”, Congress state president Arun Yadav told TOI.