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Tax body probes Ex-UPA Minister Preneet Kaur's HSBC account link with her trusts and companies

India TV News Desk 09 Jun 2015, 13:12:12 PM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is probing former Union Minister Preneet Kaur and members of her family for the link between her HSBC Geneva account and trusts and companies.

According to a report in Indian Express, properties allegedly owned by these entities in London and Dubai are also under scrutiny by the tax authorities.

Kaur's name appeared in the list of people having account in HSBC's Geneva branch last year.  

She was among 1,195 Indians with accounts in HSBC Geneva bank. French authorities shared details of 628 accounts with Indian authorities. There was, however, no account balance mentioned against her name.

According to the report, CBDT first received the names of trusts linked to Kaur's HSBC account from authorities in France.

Agency later received details of companies and properties linked to the family from authorities in British Virgin Islands (BVI) where a trust was registered in the name of Preneet Kaur's son, Raninder Singh.

Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs in the erstwhile UPA government, Preneet Kaur was sent a notice by Income Tax authorities after her name appeared in the list.

She and her husband Congress MP Captain Amarinder Singh, have now been sent fresh notices.