Income Tax officials recovered Rs 130 crore in “unaccounted money” after conducting raids at AAP MLA Kartar Singh Tanwar’s house in July, according to media reports. The Indian Express reported last month that I-T officials, accompanied by almost 20 policemen, also conducted searches at the residences of Tanwar’s brother and his domestic help. According to a neighbour, they didn’t even spare a pile of buffalo dung, and “searched it meticulously”.
Responding to the I-T raids, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said, “Modiji, you deploy the CBI, Delhi Police, IB, ED and Income Tax, but we will keep doing our work.” Tanwar joined the growing list of Aam Aadmi Party MLAs who have had run-ins with the law. Several party MLAs been either been booked or arrested for various offences. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of organising a witch-hunt against his party legislators by foisting false cases.