Money laundering row: Misa Bharti to appear before I-T Department today

Earlier on June 6, the income tax department issued a show cause notice for penalty to Bharti owing to absence during the interrogation procedure, and was fined Rs. 10,000 for the same.  

Published: 12th June 2017 09:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2017 09:04 AM   |  A+A-

Misa Bharti (File |PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti will be appearing before the Income Tax department on Monday, in connection with the money laundering case registered against her.
 
Earlier on June 6, the income tax department issued a show cause notice for penalty to Bharti owing to absence during the interrogation procedure, and was fined Rs. 10,000 for the same.  
 
Prior to this, Bharti and her husband were summoned by the I-T department in connection with a 'benami' assets case.
 
The summons were issued days after the arrest of Bharti’s Chartered Accountant (CA) Rakesh Agrawal, in connection with an Enforcement Directorate probe into a Rs. 8,000 crore money laundering racket, involving two Delhi-based businessmen and a few political entities.
 
Agrawal was arrested under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for allegedly being instrumental in providing accommodation entries (illegal funds) to launder the money of businessmen brothers- Virendra Jain and Surendra Jain.
 
The I-T department in its summons reportedly said it wishes to question Misa and her husband on transactions conducted by M/s Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited.
 
Misa is also under the scanner for dubious land ownership deals.
 
The I-T department had conducted raids and surveys at about 22 locations in Delhi and adjoining areas in connection with alleged benami deals of Rs 1,000 crore by Lalu's family.  

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp