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I-T searches offices of Shivraj Patil’s son Shailesh Patil

Shivraj Patil was governor of Punjab during the UPA regime. In the past week, many top Congress leaders and their sons have been subjected to either I-T or Enforcement Directorate actions.

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2017, 11.45 AM IST|Original: Apr 22, 2017, 11.40 AM IST
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NEW DELHI: Income tax investigation units carried out searches at the offices of Shailesh Patil, son of veteran Congress leader and former home minister Shivraj Patil, in Chandigarh and Delhi on Friday and found details of various shell companies allegedly involved in money laundering.

The searches were carried out against the NV Group of companies in which Shailesh is a director, a senior I-T official said. Sources said unexplained cash and documents were recovered during the raids. Papers were seized suggesting bogus share capital involving transactions of some shell companies. Officials are investigating the transactions.

Shivraj Patil was governor of Punjab during the UPA regime. In the past week, many top Congress leaders and their sons have been subjected to either I-T or Enforcement Directorate actions.

Earlier this week, the ED questioned Congress treasurer Motilal Vora and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda in connection with irregularities in allotment of land to Associated Journals Ltd that owns the National Herald newspaper.

The agency questioned Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh for over nine hours in a disproportionate assets case at its headquarters in Delhi on Thursday. The CM and his family members, including his son and wife, are facing charges of forgery and cheating in the case. The ED has attached Singh’s properties worth over Rs 30 crore.

The ED also served a show cause notice to Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, in a money laundering case where the agency asked him to explain receipts of foreign remittances from Mauritius.

The I-T department had last year investigated Associated Journals and its transfer of shares to Congress office-bearers. During the investigation, the agency had found details of transactions with some Kolkata-based shell companies on which it had asked the Congress to explain those transactions.



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