Property Worth Rs 1,000 Crore Linked to Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar Attached By IT Department
- Income Tax Dept attaches properties of Ajit Pawar worth Rs 1000 crore.
- Raids were conducted at sugar mills.
- Five properties including Nirmal Tower at Nariman Point, Mumbai attached.
Maharashtra: According to sources, the Income Tax Department has attached properties worth Rs 1,000 crore allegedly belonging to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.
Nirmal Tower at Mumbai’s Nariman Point is one of these five buildings, according to sources. The department had also searched the offices and residences of Dynamix and DB Realty promoters earlier in October. Raids were also carried out at Dynamix and DB Realty-owned sugar mills, as well as Pawar’s sisters’ homes and businesses.
Following these raids, the minister had called these raids “politically motivated”. Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is conducting raids which are underway in Mumbai and Pune at the residence of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar’s cousin Jagdish Kadam, the probe agency said on Thursday. According to the ED, the searches are in connection with Maharashtra State Co-operative (MSC) Bank fraud.