An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA has been detained with the aid of the Income Tax Department sleuths for questioning after their team surveying a builder right here on Friday found over Rs 2 crore cash allegedly “related” to the legislator and his associates, officers stated. They stated Uttam Nagar MLA Naresh Balyan, a assets dealer and a couple of others are being wondered by the tax officers in Dwarka to examine if the recovered cash became “illegal and unaccounted.”
“Balyan has been detained for questioning after it emerged that the recovered coins had purported links with him. The tax officials are questioning the MLA and others present with him approximately the source of the money,” a senior reliable said.
The incident came about shortly after 1 PM while an I-T team reached the workplace of a actual property supplier to behavior a “routine survey” on a tip-off approximately a few cash changing palms.
A survey system entails I-T officials journeying only the business premises of an assessee and now not their residential or other locations.
Balyan and few other human beings were observed at the spot and intercepted by way of the tax crew at the Dwarka workplace of the builder and that they have been refrained from leaving the premises because the cash amount of over Rs 2 crore turned into recovered from the basis.
After the recovery of the coins, the department has “transformed” its confined motion of survey right into a full-fledged ‘search and raid operation’ and few more premises of the people related within the case are being blanketed now, the reputable said.
He said that tax sleuths were instructed that the cash relates to some belongings deal while similarly details are awaited.