Published On : Tue, Nov 2nd, 2021

I-T Deptt attaches assets worth over Rs 1,000 cr linked to Dy CM Ajit Pawar

Nagpur/Mumbai: The Income Tax Department has provisionally attached properties worth over Rs 1,000 crore in Maharashtra, Goa and Delhi allegedly linked to close aides of Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar, reports said on Tuesday.

The Benami Wing of the Income Tax Department has issued a provisional attachment order, which, according to reports, is part of their ongoing investigation. The attached assets include a flat valuing Rs 20 crore located in South Delhi, Parth Pawar’s office located at Nirmal House, estimated to be worth Rs 25 crore, a sugar factory in Jarandeshwar valuing around Rs 600 crore, a resort in Goa which is believed to cost around Rs 250 crore have been provisionally attached by the Benami Property Wing of the Income Tax Department.

Reports further said that the current market value of these properties is approximately over Rs 1000 crore. However, the book value of these assets is much less.

Last month, the Income-Tax Department detected unaccounted income of Rs 184 crore after it raided two real estate business groups in Mumbai and some entities allegedly associated with Ajit Pawar’s relatives. The I-T Department had raided two Mumbai real estate business groups, DB Realty and Shivalik Group, as well as certain individuals and entities associated with them, who were also related to Ajit Pawar’s son and sisters. The search operations commenced on October 7 and were carried out at about 70 premises spread across Mumbai, Pune, Baramati, Goa and Jaipur.