I-T department seizes ₹281 crore of unaccounted cash from properties of Kamal Nath’s kin, aides  

Pallavi Kulkarni  Tuesday 9th of April 2019 12:12 PM
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Kamal Nath.

New Delhi: The Central Board of Direct Taxes, a day after raids conducted by the income-tax department at premises of relatives and associates of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, has claimed, on Tuesday, that it has uncovered well-organized racket of unaccounted cash of about ₹281 crore and revealed that ₹20 crore has been transferred to the headquarters of a major political party in Delhi through hawala.

The IT department has raided premises of Kamal Nath’s officer on special duty Praveen Kakkar, former advisor RK Miglani and executives linked to his brother-in-law Deepak Puri’s company Moser Baer and his nephew Ratul Puri’s company.

According to the statement released by the CBDT, it has recovered unaccounted cash of ₹14.6 crore, 252 bottles of liquor, few arms and skins of tiger from the searches carried out at about 52 locations in four states. The CBDT has claimed that several unaccounted properties in luxurious locations in Delhi and evidence of more than 80 companies in tax havens were also detected in the raids.

The CBDT, while confirming the development said, “Part of the cash was also transferred to the headquarter of a major political party in Delhi including about ₹20 crore which was moved through hawala recently to the headquarter of the political party from the residence of a senior functionary at Tughlaq Road, New Delhi.”

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has tweeted about the raids hours before it had declared by the IT department.

While raising doubt about how could BJP come to know about raids before declared by the IT department, the media coordinator of Kamal Nath, Narender Saluja, said, “How could the BJP leader come to know of the figure in the morning? What kind of collusion is this?”. He alleged the searches were carried out at the instance of the BJP and were “aimed at maligning the image of the Congress during election”.




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