This article is in collaboration with Devansh Kaushal
About 4 Decades back, when India was struggling to stand on its economy, many Tycoons and politicians were taking the front. Sardar Inder Singh was also one of them, He had a well-established name and was one of the most influential politicians of Undivided India. He was an MLA from Punjab in pre-partitioned India (1946 to 1951) and later graced as a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). Inder Singh was the leading industrialist of India from 1950 to the coffin. In 1928 Inder Singh set up India’s first steel re-rolling mill at Singh engineering works Kanpur. The further non-fiction fabrication is going to be based on India’s most extensive and Longest Income tax raid on Mister Politician and Industrialist, This raid is deemed to be the largest raid ever in the history of the golden country India.
It was the morning of July 16, 1981, when Sardar Inder Singh was enjoying the morning tea and he had no clue at that time that his house is going to be raided by the I.T officials in Kanpur. The daylight of 16th July began unobtrusively enough. When Mr. Alak Kumar Batbyal, deputy director (Intelligence) who directed the raids on the first day, left his residence in Swaroop Nagar with a club of other officers nobody gave the scantiest attention. As per the statement of Ram Autar, 45years, a rickshaw-driver in the territory: “I deemed the officers were leaving for a morning walk.”
When the clock touched 8 in the morning the raid had commenced. Concurrently other groups were raiding houses relating to members of Inder Singh’s family in the various colonies like Tilak Nagar, Arya Nagar, and Lajpat Nagar, the most enriched colonies in Kanpur. Simultaneously all the factories of Singh Engineering Works Pvt Ltd located in the Fazal Ganj and Panki, were sealed and 15 bank lockers in distinct names in Kanpur, Delhi, and Mussoorie were opened.
The department had choreographed the raids deliberately as More than 90 men officials had gathered for the raid. As there were not sufficient officers to manage the job some upper-division assistants were also enlisted to help out and 200 policemen had been summoned in to assist in case the income tax men met with any opposition, but they were not needed.
In the lockers in Delhi, exploration parties detected Rs 72,000 in cash and fixed security deposit receipts meriting about Rs 1.10 lakh. In all a roundup of Rs 1.3 crore. As it swung out there was still more extra to come. In the subsequent two days, six gold blocks of 250 tolas deserving Rs 30 lakh were seized from two lockers in Kanpur. And the game is not over yet more things were to be revealed.
Even counting the voyage has been a daunting assignment. The local section of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has had to dive in to help. Sayed Raza Zaidi 50, the chief manager of the RBI Speaks: “A distinctive room was set apart and 45 people including some deputies were deputed to calculate the cash and still then it took more than 18 hours.” The RBI had to accommodate their cash vans accompanying with gunmen to transport the distance.”
He appends that notices have been worked on Inder Singh, his spouse Mohinder Kaur, 45, his four boys and two sons-in-law, and a dozen additional members of the house. All the lockers at the Punjab National Bank subsidiary in Swaroop Nagar, Allahabad Bank (Swaroop Nagar) and Hindustan Commercial Bank (Arya Nagar) have been sealed by the IT officials and the proprietors of the lockers were mostly members of the Inder Singh family, have been directed to go to the bank on various days for a search.
The thing that highlighted this income tax raid is the personality of Inder Singh, one of Kanpur’s leading industrialists who established the first steel re-rolling mill in Uttar Pradesh and who still retains the biggest re-rolling plant in the country. He is a prior member of the Rajya Sabha and is adjacent to the foremost lights of the ruling party. He had been mayor of Kanpur two times.
The reason or the mystery behind this raid was Inder Singh’s wife who was the sister-in-law of Suresh Ram, son of the former Union minister Jagjivan Ram and it is implied that this relationship is the authentic reason for the problems of the Singh house. But income tax officers remain silent about such matters. But at the end of the day, we all know that This raid was the biggest ever raid in the History of India.
This was the story of India’s longest ever Income tax raid but we believe that every person should earn good but he should also return good to Government in form of Taxes as it will help to boost up our economy and to stand among the top countries in the world. This whole fabrication is inscribed by Devansh Kaushal. If you liked the article then you can inspect his Website and Instagram. Thanks for reading till here.