Ranchi: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dheeraj Sahu has said on the recovery of money, jewelery and gold and silver in the Income Tax Department raid that our family has been involved in the liquor trade for almost 100 years.
Our family is a joint family in which we are six brothers, their children are also associated with this business.
Dheeraj Sahu said, liquor business is a cash business.
All this money is earned from the sale of liquor.
Our business is transparent.
The money found in the Income Tax Department raid was cash collection.
This money has nothing to do with Congress or any political party.
The company is run in the names of many relatives.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dheeraj Sahu said, all this money is not mine alone.
This is the money of many companies and relatives.
I want to make it clear that what I have said is the truth.
I am saying with full confidence that I will give a full account of the money recovered in the raid.
The money received was for the purchase of Mahua and was meant for paying tax.
Wait for a few more days, I will make all the information public.
I will fully assist the Income Tax Department employees in the investigation and will also maintain complete transparency among the public.
Expressing grief over this entire matter, he said that our family has done its work honestly.
What is happening today makes me sad.
I can accept that the money recovered belongs to my firm.
The cash that has been recovered belongs to my liquor firm.
I have been in active politics for 30 to 35 years.
This is the first time my heart has been hurt.
I wanted to stay away from controversies but when the matter has come to light, I am expressing my views.
My elder brother Shivprasad Sahu was MP of Ranchi twice.
We have done many development works.
Our father also helped the poor a lot and did social service.
We have opened schools and colleges but I am deeply saddened by what is happening today.
On December 6, raids were conducted at the residences of Rajya Sabha MP Dheeraj Sahu.
According to Sources, more than Rs 350 crore has been recovered from this raid.
Search is still going on at Ranchi and Lohardaga residence. Dheeraj Sahu was missing since this raid.
Till now he had not received any reaction in this matter but now he has put forward his reaction on this matter.
The whole family has been working honestly.