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IT department recovers ‘unaccounted wealth’ of Rs 130 cr from AAP MLA Kartar Singh Tanwar

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi August 10, 2016 7:59 IST
India TV Politics Desk

In what may spell fresh trouble for another AAP MLA, the Income Tax sleuths have reportedly recovered an unaccounted wealth of around Rs 130 crore after conducting raids at party legislator Kartar Singh Tanwar’s house in July. 

Kartar Singh, 54, is a property dealer who represents the Mehrauli constituency of South Delhi.

Tanwar, who was earlier with the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), termed the raid as “witch-hunt” by the BJP-NDA government. 

Singh was reportedly unable to explain how much he paid for the farmhouse that he lives in which covers 2.6 acres in South Delhi.

Last month, the Income Tax officials raided the residence and offices of Tanwar in South Delhi. There are 20 companies of Kartar which is under IT scanner.

Responding to the I-T raids, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said, “Modiji, you deploy the CBI, Delhi Police, IB, ED and Income Tax, but we will keep doing our work.”

The IT department officials told News 18 that the bank accounts Tanwar and his colleagues revealed that they were buying properties in Delhi’s Chattarpur and Ghitorni. 

Moreover, they found various documents showing unaccounted properties, whose value is being assessed. 

With over a dozen of its MLAs getting booked for various offences, AAP has accused the Narendra Modi-led BJP government of systematically targeting its MLAs. Kejriwal has been accusing PM Modi of indulging in vendetta politics. 

The AAP has also been in news for its tussle with the city’s administrative, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, who has been given the reigns of the capital by the Delhi High Court. 

The Arvind Kejriwal-led party has moved to the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court’s decision.