Pappu Diaries seized by Income Tax creating panic to Congress leadership in Delhi and Chhattisgarh

The revelations from Pappu Diaries will make the Congress leadership in Delhi and Chattisgarh to sweat

The revelations from Pappu Diaries will make the Congress leadership in Delhi and Chattisgarh to sweat
The revelations from Pappu Diaries will make the Congress leadership in Delhi and Chattisgarh to sweat

We received the following response from Pappu Bhatia:

Businessman Baldeo Singh Bhatia alias Pappu Bhatia, however, clarified that it was “factually incorrect that any income tax raid was carried out at his establishments or the establishments of his relatives or any business owned and operated by him and therefore the discovery of any diary from me is also not true.

The raids that were carried out at the premises which turned out to be that of Amolakh Bhatia.”

Main story:
The Income Tax (IT) Department seizure of cash trail details from the diaries of big liquor trader Pappu Bhatia has created tension for Congress leadership in Delhi. It is also shaking up the leadership of Chattisgarh, which the party is ruling. After the IT and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) crackdown on Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, for money matters, the Congress leadership was banking on Raipur-based liquor trader Pappu Bhatia, who enjoys good clout in the Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh state.

The Income Tax raid started at Pappu Bhatia’s establishments in the last week of February and led to some very senior IAS officers close to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. According to senior Income Tax officials, Bhatia’s habit of writing down money given to politicians, officials, police officers became a treasure trove of information for them. In the Income Tax circles, these cash pay-out notings are nicknamed as Pappu Diaries. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) also took a copy of these Pappu Diaries to appraise the money flow to Congress leadership in Delhi to the Central agencies. Pappu Bhatia’s original name is Baldev Singh Bhatia. He is also the President of the Chhattisgarh Cricket Association.

The money transaction to Delhi was done on the road route using personal vehicles from Raipur. Apart from the names of senior Congress leaders, there were names of certain IPS officers and even some senior IRS officers, say the officials who are analyzing the noting in Pappu Diaries. According to them, the pay-out details claimed in this News18 article is true[1].

On March 2, an angry Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the ongoing “politically motivated” raids in parts of the state by the Income Tax department, terming the action as an affront to the idea of cooperative federalism.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Baghel said it is an intriguing coincidence that the timings of these raids coincide with the decision of the state government to initiate criminal investigations into the alleged acts of corruption committed under the previous BJP Government. Baghel also blamed Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for using tax sleuths on Pappu Bhatia, which led to many officials close to him.

“May I respectfully point out that the actions of Finance/ Home Ministries of the Government of India are nothing short of an affront to the idea of cooperative federalism that you have often spoken about,” the Chief Minister of the Congress-ruled state said. He said the action reflects “coercive and insecure centrism”.

“The actions of the agencies of Government of India border on a political vendetta on one hand and threaten the very core of our democracy on the other,” he said in the letter. Baghel questioned the “unconstitutional” use of CRPF personnel, which are to be used only for “emergencies” and exceptional circumstances, during the raids.

As Income Tax had used Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) protection during raids, the State-ruled Congress leadership could not pressurize the probing officers. Meanwhile, Congress leaders say that the Income Tax is only leaking the names of Congress leaders in the Pappu Diaries and hushing up the names of certain BJP leaders in the state, who also enjoyed largesse from the liquor wholesale dealer.

References:

[1] I-T Dept Raids Close Aides of Chattisgarh Govt Including Raipur Mayor; Business Groups in MP TargetedFeb 27, 2020, News18.com

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11 COMMENTS

  1. फर्जी खबर पप्पू भाटिया के यहाँ रेड नही हुई।
    अमोलक सिंह भाटिया के यहां रेड हुई है।

  2. What is the use of raids and unearthing of scams, we have not been able to put the likes of Chidambaram, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Raja, etc., even after their being out of power.

  3. Priyanka Gandhi Varda should be made to vacate govt accdn
    Immediately and her security
    Withdrawn tax payers money
    Should not be spent on her and her family this should be
    Brought to notice of home minister SHAH

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  4. Mughals looted us…
    British looted us…
    Italy has looted us…

    Need of the hour is a strong Hindu centric (accomodating nationalist minorities) government…

  5. The corrupt Congress is the source of all institutionalised corruption destroying the socio-political and moral fabric of the country. Unfortunately the master of corruption Chidambaram, Robert Vadra and Shiv Kumar are let free by the courts pointing towards the inadequacy in our laws or connivance of bureacracy and even some people in the judiciary. It is high time specific laws are enacted to punish such financial crooks who are threat to our national security. Till the Queen of Italian mafia and its cotery are ensconsed in bureacracy, judiciary, law enforcing agency, nurtured civil society and paid media the fight against corruption cannot be won to rid the country of the evil anti national forces.

  6. Sonia controlled congress is getting caught on its role and funding of delhi riots. They are getting exposed. Sindhiya leaving congress and MP govt about to fall is a great opportunity for the BJP to all out to prosecute this family. Priyanka Vadra got caught with two crore painting sale affair. let us come up with fast track courts and make the courts do hearings every day and give verdicts as soon as possible. As per European sources this family is worth any where between 50 to 100 billion dollars and is considered richer than queen Elizabeth. If we can confiscate all their illgotten wealth and jail them, this will be the greatest national service done by BJP can we do it ?

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