FM says Akhilesh ‘shaken' by tax raids, defends agencies
The Times of India Mumbai|January 01, 2022
‘Big Seizure Proves Inputs Were Right’

New Delhi: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched a scathing attack on SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and staunchly defended the raids on a perfume maker in Uttar Pradesh from whom nearly Rs 200 crore in cash along with gold and other valuable items were seized, and said they were based on actionable intelligence.

“Law enforcement agencies work on actionable inputs and then they conduct searches... Those questioning the searches, I want to ask them... Did the agencies come empty handed? No. It means the inputs provided were correct,” Sitharaman said when asked about the tax raids.

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