Bhopal: The homes of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s former private secretary Praveen Kakkar in Indore and former advisor Rajendra Kumar Miglani in Delhi were raided by income tax officers this morning in connection with an alleged hawala (illegal transaction) case, sources said.
Sources said Rs 9 crore has been found, and a total of six places including the homes of the two officers were raided in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh.
The two officers had already quit from their posts after the election code came into force last month.
A team of over 15 income tax officers from Delhi reached the home of Mr Kakkar in Indore’s posh Vijay Nagar at 3 am and started searching the premises, sources said. They also raided a showroom at the same area and some other properties.
The tax officers said the two officers allegedly made huge cash transactions via hawala route during election season.
Chief Minister Kamal Nath is campaigning for the Congress in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara, from where he is scheduled to visit Hoshangabad.