I-T noose around Yadav's based on concrete evidence: BJP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India] June 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that the Income Tax department tightened the noose around Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav's family, only after finding concrete evidences. The Income Tax department on Tuesday released a list of seized Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav's family members including the benami properties of Misa Bharti, her husband Shailesh Kumar and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav. Talking to ANI, BJP leader Rameshwar Chourasia said that Income Tax department seized the benami properties of Lalu Yadav's family only after finding concrete evidences against the family. He further asserted that Lalu's family members are not able to show the legal documents of the property to the IT department. The Income Tax department attached a total of 12 plots of Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and ex chief minister Rabri Devi, and sisters Ragini and Chanda Yadav. One farmhouse in Delhi and one bungalow in New Friends Colony are also attached. The market value of the total attached property is worth Rs. 175 crore, whereas the book value of the attached property is Rs. 9.32 crore. Following are the details of the attached property: 1. Farm no: 26, Palam Farms, Bijvasan, Delhi. Benamidars: Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt. Ltd. Beneficiary: Misa Bharti and Shailesh Kumar Book Value: Rs. 1.4 cr Market Value: Rs. 40 cr 2. 1088, New Friends Colony Benamidars: AB Exports Pvt. Ltd. Beneficiary: Tejaswi Yadav, Chanda and Ragini Yadav Book Value: Rs. 5 cr Market Value: Rs. 40 cr 3. Nine plots in Jalapur, PS Danapur, Patna Benamidars: Delight Marketing Pvt. Ltd. Beneficiary: Rabri Devi, Tejaswi Yadav Book Value: Rs. 1.9 cr Market Value: Rs. 65 cr 4. Three Plots in Jalapur, PS Danapur, Patna Benamidars: AK Infosystems Beneficiary: Rabri Devi, Tejaswi Yadav Book Value: Rs. 1.6 cr Market Value: Rs. 20 cr The IT department had earlier issued summon to Misa Bharti, the daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, in connection with its probe in the Rs 1,000 crore alleged benami land deals and tax evasion case, but she failed to appear. Subsequently, the IT department seized properties which were raided in May. A chartered accountant, Rajesh Kumar Agrawal, allegedly linked to Bharti and others was also arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on May 22. According to the IT department, Lalu's family held some of the properties under their scanner in a 'benami' way. Misa and her husband are alleged to have links with a firm. The department wants to question the couple to take the probe further in this case, where the taxman had conducted multiple searches last month. (ANI)