AAP files criminal complaint against Vijay Goel for alleged tax evasion

AAP's Delhi convenor Dilip Pandey filed the complaint with the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB), accusing Goel and his son Siddhant of "misusing power" to evade taxes.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published:October 21, 2016 5:49 pm
vijay-goel759 Union Sports MInister and BJP MP Vijay Goel.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday filed a criminal complaint against Union Sports Minister and BJP MP Vijay Goel for alleged tax evasion and corruption. AAP’s Delhi convenor Dilip Pandey filed the complaint with the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB), accusing Goel and his son Siddhant of “misusing power” to evade taxes.

Pandey alleged that the Mayor of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation of colluding with Vijay Goel to get exemption from conversion/parking charges of a building owned by Siddhant Goel. He accused Vijay Goel of covering up the illegality.

“Vijay Goel, deliberately in connivance with the officers, extended the illegal decision (of seeking exemption of conversion and parking charges for all notified heritage building) to other similarly placed properties.”

The municipal corporation was already in a deficit of about Rs. 2,700 crore, Pandey said.

“If the ACB doesn’t act on our complaint, we will explore other legal options,” the AAP leader said.