Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar’s assets worth Rs 1,000 crore to be confiscated: Income Tax
Central agency operation continues in Maharashtra. After the arrest of former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar is going to be severely punished. The Income Tax Department has issued a temporary notice to confiscate several of Ajit’s properties. It includes 27 properties in Maharashtra, resorts in Goa and a sugar mill. The value of these properties is more than one thousand crore rupees.
Raids in more than 50 locations
The IT department has also raided the homes of several members of Ajit Pawar in the past. The people to whom the notice has been sent include the properties of Ajit’s sisters. Then they raided the hideouts of Pawar’s close relatives and found property worth Rs 184 crore. The department had raided more than 50 places on October 7. Meanwhile, the Income Tax Department raided Ajit’s son Parth Pawar’s company Anant Marks Pvt Ltd.
The Income Tax Department has confiscated property worth Rs 1,000 crore belonging to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. The IT department has confiscated five properties, including Nirmal Tower in Mumbai’s Nariman Point. Last month, the IT department raided the homes and companies of Pawar’s sisters: sources pic.twitter.com/WaCD71BfIa
– ANI (ANI) November 2, 2021
Pawar has 90 days.
NCP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar now has 90 days. They will have to prove to the Income Tax Department that the attached properties were not purchased with anonymous money.
Action on Anil Deshmukh too
Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate had arrested former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in a money laundering case. The ED questioned Deshmukh for about 12 hours on Monday. He was later arrested. According to media reports, Anil could not answer the questions of the directorate. He has also been accused of not cooperating in the investigation.