Arvind Kejriwal To PM, "Apologise To Delhi" Over Raids Targeting Minister

Arvind Kejriwal To PM, "Apologise To Delhi" Over Raids Targeting Minister

Arvind Kejriwal To PM, "Apologise To Delhi" Over Raids Targeting Minister 

New Delhi: The Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal attacked PM Modi and said that the PM should apologise to the people of Delhi for "constantly troubling" the government they voted for. Multiple searches were conducted by the income tax department, on multiple premises linked to Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot in connection with a tax evasion case, said the officials.

Over 60 income tax department officials and the police, raided at least 16 locations in Delhi and Gurgaon, in connection with an alleged tax evasion case.

"Friendship with Nirav Modi and (Vijay) Mallya and raid on us? Modiji you conducted raids on me, Satyendar (Jain) and Manish (Sisodia). What happened to those (raids)? Nothing was found. So before you go with another raid at least apologise to the people of Delhi for troubling their elected government," Mr Kejriwal tweeted.

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Residential areas like Vasant Kunj and Defence Colony, offices and residences in Paschim Vihar, Najafgarh, Laxmi Nagar and Palam Vihar area in Gurgaon were raided, the officials said.

 

They said that the searches are being conducted as part of a tax evasion probe against two firms -- Brisk Infrastructure and Developers Pvt Ltd and Corporate International Financial Services Limited -- that are operated and owned by the family members of Mr Gahlot.

The officials said multiple transactions and alleged under-reporting of profits has led the department to launch a tax evasion probe against the promoters of the two firms and their operations.

While Brisk Infrastructure and Developers Pvt Ltd is engaged in the real estate sector,  Corporate International Financial Services Limited is said to be a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC).

"Many such raids were conducted in the past, but nothing substantial came out and no charge-sheet was filed. The court reprimanded the Delhi Police for non-existent cases," said AAP leader Atishi.

Mr Gahlot is the minister for transport, law and revenue and is an Aam Aadmi Party legislator from the Najafgarh Assembly Constituency.