Income Tax department seizes benami properties of Misa Bharti, Tejashwi Yadav

A chartered accountant, Rajesh Kumar Agrawal, allegedly linked to Misa Bharti and others was also arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on May 22.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 19, 2017 9:13 pm
Misa bharti, benami land deal, benami property deal, Bihar benami land deal, lalu prasad yadav, MP Misa Bharti, daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, (File photo)

In a big move, the Income Tax department on Monday seized the benami properties of Misa Bharti, her husband Shailesh Kumar and Bihar deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav. The IT department had earlier issued summon to Misa Bharti, the daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, in connection with its probe in the Rs 1,000 crore alleged benami land deals and tax evasion case, but she failed to appear. Subsequently, the IT department seized properties raided in May.

According to the IT department, Lalu’s kin held some of the properties under their scanner in a ‘benami’ way. Benami properties are those in which the real beneficiary is not the one in whose name the property has been purchased.

Misa and her husband are alleged to have links with a firm– Ms Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited– which is suspected to have entered into benami deals for purchase of a farm house in Delhi’s Bijwasan area. The department wants to question the couple to take the probe further in this case, where the taxman had conducted multiple searches last month.

A chartered accountant, Rajesh Kumar Agrawal, allegedly linked to Bharti and others was also arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on May 22.

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    NaveenNayak
    Jun 20, 2017 at 2:59 am
    Attach all property and deprive them of citizen rights to vote , Only way to punish them No need for mercy !ALL crooks must be severely punished !
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      Sunny Cal
      Jun 20, 2017 at 1:51 am
      Look at this corrupt f t ss woman who can't stop smiling without shame or guilt after her loot. How can Bihar progress with mega thieves Laloo, his son, daughter and family still roaming free wielding political power? What a shame Lalloo and his corrupt family are still keeping and enjoying their loot of public wealth instead of being hanged.
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        David
        Jun 19, 2017 at 10:48 pm
        Lalu the Messiah of the poor!!! Lalu and his family's greed for money and power knows no bounds. If you cross Lalu the wrong way he murders too. Hope his criminals are locked up or encountered.
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          Sanjay Bhattacharya
          Jun 19, 2017 at 10:45 pm
          Ache din for public and bad days for the looters.
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            bitterhoney
            Jun 19, 2017 at 10:44 pm
            While fully supporting the seizure of benami properties of Lalu Yadav's kin, I would like to know why such IT raids are not being conducted against ANY BJP leader, are they all doodh ke dhule? This partisan behavior of Modi govt raises serious questions on the clean governance Modi. Raids should be conducted on the premises of all political leaders. Modi should give free hand to IT sleuths. They should even raid the premises of prime minister Modi and question him about his luxurious lifestyle.
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              Sankar
              Jun 19, 2017 at 11:14 pm
              In case u have any case against any nip member please bring to the notice of the concèned with prima facie evidence. They will be dealt with in accordance with law. Mere allegations are not enough to take action. It should be substantiated. In the instant case it appears they have solid evidence. If they don't have it the courts will frown upon them.
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                Truth
                Jun 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm
                You are right Bitterhoney !.........As a BJP insider, I have seen from close quarters how corrupt ALL politicians are.........From fake degrees, to bribes, to money laundering, to benami properties, to land grabbing, they have done it all............We cannot expect the "examiner" who is correcting his own "answer-sheet" to "fail" himself ....... Right ?
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                  Smart
                  Jun 20, 2017 at 1:07 am
                  You are right BitterTruth !!! As a slave parasite you have inside information about how corrupt BJP politicians are. Don't be hesitant come up with good evidence that can be used to nail anyone wrong in BJP. If you don't have anything, don't bark like a stray dog from the office of Standard Herald.
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                    Truth
                    Jun 20, 2017 at 1:29 am
                    Smart Liar , you can bark like a mad dog all you want.......unfortunately for me, they are my extended families (including a Union Minister) and I am powerless before them !
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                    mast kalandar
                    Jun 20, 2017 at 6:31 pm
                    YESS doodh ke dhule till proven guilty!!
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                    Shyamal Ganguly
                    Jun 19, 2017 at 10:40 pm
                    This is true MODI Effect. Lawyers in UP in the rape case of Pra ati, Chartered Accountant in Lallooo children case, are the facilitators of big corruptions in India where both these profession have under oath got the license to practice Law and Audit. Never happened under CONGI rule. 5 Judges in UP took 5 Crores and 5 lawyers took 5 crores to arrange the bail for Pra ati the rapist MLA. We want those 5 judges in jail. SC JUDGES are you listening?
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                      Bharat
                      Jun 19, 2017 at 10:34 pm
                      Purging has started in India too on the lines of Turkey... first step in the direction of dictatorship..
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                        David
                        Jun 19, 2017 at 10:50 pm
                        I don't think it's happening. If it does than its a good thing.
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                          RANA
                          Jun 20, 2017 at 1:12 am
                          Bhaut khub bhai jaan lalu ki sampati ki jaanch dictatorship hai aur bjp court me proof bhi hawa se le aayegi aur in nirdosh logo ko phansa degi. Lalu to garibo ka massiha hai aur usko ghotale karne ki liye cons ution se special permit mila hua hai...bjp lalu ki jaanch kara kar cons ution ka aapman kar rahi hai
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                            mahesh
                            Jun 20, 2017 at 1:35 am
                            Dictator ship was tried by Indira. Doesn't work that way in india
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                            Swaran Jit
                            Jun 19, 2017 at 10:13 pm
                            Good work by IT Department. They should continue t work with visible impartiality to go after such rotten apples. More power to their elbow! (By the way I am a sick ulnar Indian and proud to be so)
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