New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has claimed to have unearthed more than Rs 100 crore in a bank account associated with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The allegations have far reaching implications not just for Mayawati led BSP but also for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state.
Reports suggest that the enforcement Directorate has detected as much as Rs 104 crore in an account that the ED claims is linked to Mayawati led BSP. There is another report that suggests that around Rs 1.5 crore in the account of party chief Mayawati’s brother in a United Bank of India (UBI) branch.
Reports attributed to the ED officials suggest that its team raided the UBI bank’s branch in Karol Bagh in west Delhi on the basis of information and recovered suspicious deposits in the two accounts after the November 8 demonetisation announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BSP leaders and office bearers could not be contacted after repeated attempts.
If the reports are to be believed Rs 102 crore was deposited in Rs 1,000 notes and about Rs 3 crore in the old Rs 500 notes. “The raid was conduced on the basis of information that over Rs 15-20 crore being deposited every other day in the branch of the United Bank.” “From the account of Anand, the brother of BSP supremo Mayawati, we detected around Rs 1.5 crore. A sum of around 19 lakh was deposited in the account after demonetisation,” the official said. The agency has sought the complete details about these two accounts from the bank and asked its officials to submit CCTV footage and KYC documents used to open the accounts. More details are expected in coming days.