New Delhi: Misa Bharti, the daughter of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav, and her husband, were summoned on Wednesday by the income tax department in connection with a ‘benami’ assets case.
The summons was issued days after the arrest of chartered accountant Rajesh Kumar Agrawal in connection with an Enforcement Directorate probe into a Rs 8,000 crore money laundering racket involving two Delhi-based businessmen and a few political entities.
Agrawal was arrested, under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), for allegedly being instrumental in providing accommodation entries (illegal funds) to launder the money of businessmen brothers– Virendra Jain and Surendra Jain.
The income tax department has in it summons reportedly said that it wishes to question MIsa and her husband on transactions conducted by the M/s Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited.
Misa is also under the scanner for dubious land ownership deals.
The income tax department had conducted raids and surveys at about 22 locations in Delhi and adjoining areas last week in connection with alleged benami deals of Rs 1,000 crores by Lalu’s family.