The latest action by the department has come in the backdrop of the raids conducted by it on 13 premises linked to Bishnoi in Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh on July 23 on charges of alleged tax evasion.
The Income Tax Department said it has attached benami assets worth Rs 300-crore bungalow in Delhi and USD 40 million funds brought from a Mauritius-based entity in connection with its probe against businessman Ratul Puri.
Enforcement Directorate said Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, is the beneficial owner of these 'benami' held equity shares and has been charged under the relevant law.
The raids since March 28 fetched unaccounted cash of Rs 8.14 crore and unaccounted jewellery worth Rs 1.69 crore, the department stated in the letter adding that no MLA, MLC or minister was searched in the said proceedings.
Revenue Secretary A B Pandey and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman P C Mody have been called to explain the raids amid allegations by the Congress that the ruling BJP was using enforcement agencies to target it during the poll season.
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