piyush jain: Tax Intelligence Directorate Records Statement of Piyush Jain in Jail | Kanpur News

Kanpur: The Tax Intelligence Directorate on Monday recorded the statement of Piyush Jain who is in custody in the case of cash recovery of Rs 197 crore and 23 kg of gold bricks.
On Monday, the DRI Department, through a petition filed with the Special Chief Judicial Magistrate (Customs) Kanpur Nagar court, had sought permission to investigate and record the statement of the accused Piyush Jain which was granted by the court. According to Special Prosecutor Ambarish Tandon, DRI Lucknow Intelligence Officer Badrish Rai in his application said he was an investigator while Sandeep Tiwari was a senior intelligence officer in the case against Piyush Jain of M/s Odochem Industries Kannauj .
Since other facts had come to light during the investigation, it was therefore necessary to record the statement of the accused. Currently, the accused is in prison in the DGGI/AZU/Gr. C/12(4) 4.32/2021-22, therefore, permission be granted to investigators Sandeep Tiwari and Badrish Rai to visit the prison and record the statement of the accused Piyush Jain inside the prison premises, the special prosecutor said. He also requested permission from the court to take a laptop and printer with them for the proper conduct of the investigation.
As Special Chief Judicial Magistrate Alok Yadav was absent, an additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate as liaison officer heard the request and granted the clearance. The DRI team then went to Kanpur Jail and recorded the accused’s statement after an investigation and left for Lucknow in the afternoon, the special prosecutor said.
DGGI Ahmedabad team had raided Piyush Jain’s house in Anandpuri Kanpur and his residence in Kannauj on December 22, 2021 and seized around Rs 197 crore in cash, 23 kg of gold and 500 liters of sandalwood oil in the two houses.

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