The Income Tax department has decided to auction as many as 18 flats of one of multi-crore fodder scam case accused, Tripurari Mohan Prasad, on September 12 to recover Rs 43.03 crore dues from him.
The department took the decision to auction to auction the flats following an order by the Patna High Court in its favour on a civil writ petition filed by Prasad. In the petition, Prasad had challenged the I-T department bid to auction his 18 flats at Danapur in March 2014.
According to an income tax department notice issued by tax recovery officer, central range-1 Patna, Subodh Kumar Rai, Prasad owed Rs 43.03 Cr to the department. The auction of 18 flats at Vasi Kunj apartment near Saguna Mod are priced between Rs 37 lakh to Rs 47 lakh opening price.
The parties concerned have been directed to submit reports on the current status of construction.