New Delhi [India], October 13 (ANI): The Income Tax (IT) department recovered Rs 35 lakh and a dossier of Benami properties during the raids it carried out recently at 16 locations belonging to Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, sources told ANI on Saturday. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

The IT sleuths had carried out raids at the Aam Aadmi Party leader’s properties in Delhi and Gurugram on Wednesday. Also Read - Address Me as 'Sir' and Not 'My Lord', Calcutta HC Chief Justice Tells Judiciary Officers

“Friendship with Nirav Modi, Mallya and raid on us?,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal questioned in a tweet, indicating that the raids at the Delhi minister’s properties were out of political vendetta. Also Read - CBSE Class 12 Results Declared: Trivandrum Region Records Highest Pass Percentage at 97.67, Patna Region Records Lowest at 74.57

Sources in the IT department maintained they raided the minister’s properties for allegedly evading tax.

The investigators conducted raids at Gahlot’s residence, his two companies-Brisk Infrastructure and Developers Ltd and Corporate International Financial Services Ltd, among others. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.