Lalu's daughter and son-in-law summoned by IT for questioning next week
New Delhi: Daughter and son-in-law of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav have been summoned by the Income Tax department for questioning in connection with land deals worth Rs 1000 crores made by family members. These deals have been described as "dubious".
Whie daughter Misa Bharti has been summoned on June 6, her husband has been called the next day. The duo is linked to a farm house deal near the airport here. Her brother and others have been associated with some other deals in Patna and outside.
As they have been called for questioning a day after arrest of a chartered accountant, Rajesh Kumar Agawal, in connection with some money laundering cases, it is believed that the notices have been issued on the basis of some lead provided by him.
Agarwal is believed to have raised funds for the family through dubious transactions which helped it purchase land and other properties at different places in the country.
Raids have been already conducted by the Income Tax officials on premises owned or associated with the family at 22 locations in Delhi, Gurugram and Rewari a few days ago.