Income Tax officials conducted searches at multiple locations across Nagpur, Pune and Mumbai that are linked to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh over alleged tax evasion, sources have told India Today TV.
The Income Tax officials suspect that the entities and trusts linked to Anil Deshmukh and his family are allegedly involved in tax evasion.
Anil Deshmukh is also being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged corruption case. The CBI and ED have earlier conducted searches on multiple occasions at the premises linked to Anil Deshmukh.
According to the ED, Anil Deshmukh and his family, directly and indirectly, own 13 entities and through shell companies. Crores were allegedly received by these firms.
A trust linked to Anil Deshmukh also allegedly received over Rs 4 crore through Delhi-based firms in the form of donation, which according to ED, were proceeds of his crime through illegal activities during his tenure in the Maharashtra government.
Anil Deshmukh has been accused by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and terminated police officer Sachin Vaze of asking them to extort Rs 100 crore from bars and restaurants of Mumbai.Internet Explorer Channel Network