New Delhi, September 11: Income Tax department on Monday issued the final attachment order against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar. According to reports, the IT Department also issued a similar order against Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection to the alleged benami assets investigation against him and his family members in land deals worth over Rs. 1,000 crore.Also Read - Blast in Bihar: Explosion Reported in Oil Refinery; 15 Injured, 8 in Serious Condition
This final attachment order against Yadav, his daughter Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh comes 90 days after the Tax department provisionally attached their properties. Also Read - OMG! Rs 900 Crore Deposited in Bank Accounts of 2 Boys In Bihar's Katihar, Officials Clueless
Earlier in August 2017, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seized Misa Bharti‘s farmhouse situated in Delhi’s Bijwasan area. reports claim that the building was bought by laundered money funneled through a shell company. The documents pertaining to the property were submitted to Delhi’s Patiala House court. Also Read - Tej Pratap Yadav Duped of Rs 71,000 by Company Staff, Complaint Filed
Over a dozen plots and buildings in Delhi and Bihar, including a farm house and land in the Palam Vihar area, a residential building in the upmarket New Friends Colony area of south Delhi, nine plots on a 256.75 decimal land area in Phulwari Sharif area in Patna, where a shopping mall was being constructed, among a few others in the same area in Bihar’s capital were attached by the Department as well.
The I-T Department is probing how Lalu Prasad and his family used shell companies to buy expensive properties in Delhi and Patna. Earlier in July, the ED charge-sheeted around 35 people, including Chartered Accountant Rajesh Agrawal and businessmen brothers Surendra Jain and Virendra Jain.
As per the ED officials, one of the beneficiaries of Jain brothers was Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt Ltd, who laundered unaccounted money of Rs 1.20 crore via accommodation entries, share capital and share premium of shell companies controlled by Jain brothers and others.
With agency inputs.