Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Income Tax sleuths record Robert Vadra’s statement in benami properties case

An Earnings Tax Division staff on Monday reached the residence of Robert Vadra, husband of Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, to document his assertion, mentioned an company official.

“We had sought his presence for recording his assertion below the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act. Nonetheless, owing to the pandemic, a staff has gone to his residence to facilitate the method,” mentioned the official.

Clarifying that it was not a search or survey operation, the official mentioned the staff was at Mr. Vadra’s Delhi residence solely to document his assertion in reference to an inquiry below the Benami Act.

From February 2019 onwards, the Enforcement Directorate had recorded Mr. Vadra’s assertion a number of instances, with respect to a cash laundering investigation into sure properties in the UK.

Denying any hyperlink to the matter, Mr. Vadra had then termed the fees a political witch-hunt towards him.

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