The Income-Tax department officials today questioned RJD leader Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi in Benami properties case.
The Income-Tax department officials today questioned RJD leader Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi in connection with Benami properties case, according to ANI. Earlier, on August 17, 2017, it was reported that the I-T Department will soon file a prosecution complaint against some family members of RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s family, including his daughter Misa Bharti, in connection with its probe into land deals worth Rs 1,000 crore, officials privy to the investigation said, according to a PTI report.
Investigating Officer (IO) of the case has recorded their statements after they appeared today at the I-T office in Patna. A special I-T team from Delhi has flown to the Bihar capital to assist the IO of the case and take the probe forward, as per PTI. The department had earlier questioned Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar in this case.
Earlier, holding a rally in Patna on Sunday Lalu Prasad had dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to do whatever they could against him and his family but warned that his party will continue to fight “communal forces” in the 2019 General Elections, as per IANS. “I will neither bow before fascist and communal forces like the BJP, nor stop our fight against them till their defeat in the next General Elections,” the former Bihar Chief Minister had said.
The department had served notices of attachment of assets in June to Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav and Lalu’s daughters Chanda, Ragini Yadav, Bharti and son-in-law Kumar. The department has attached about a dozen plots and buildings in Delhi and Bihar including a farm house and land in the Palam Vihar area etc. The department has said these alleged Benami assets bear a “deed” value of about Rs 9.32 crore but the taxman has estimated their current market value at Rs 170-180 crore, as per PTI.