The Income Tax department has issued summons for appearance to BJP President
Nitin Gadkari in connection with its investigation against him and some
associated companies for alleged tax evasion.
Top sources in the department said Gadkari has been asked for his personal
appearance so that he can be confronted with the documents and probe conducted
by the I-T in this regard in the last few months.
"He had sought an adjournement for two weeks citing that he is not present in
Nagpur. He has been given the extension and the new date for appearance is
January 21," they said.
We need to confront him with the probe that we have conducted and verify the
facts, they added.
The department has been probing various firms that invested in Gadkari's company
Purti Power and Sugar Limited (PPSL) and the probe unit here has sent a report
in this regard to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in Delhi.
The department, according to sources, has allegedly found the details of almost
30 companies that have been "in transactions" with PPSL.
Meanwhile, sources close to Gadkari said he has not received any notice from the
I-T department and he has not been asked to appear before any official.
They said there is an income tax case against PPSL which has been going on for
sometime but Gadkari is not involved in the matter.
Gadkari had resigned from the Purti Group sometime back.
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