The Income tax department has filed charges under the new Benami transaction act against Lalu Prasad Yadav's family. Lalu Yadav's wife Rabri Devi, son and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and daughter Misa Bharti have been charged under the new stringent law.
The department has issued attachment notices to Lalu Prasad Yadav's family over unaccounted assets that were seized during raids. The notice seeks to know the source of assets worth Rs 9 crore owned by Lalu Prasad Yadav's family.
I-T dept serves attachment notice under the stringent act for assets worth over Rs 9 crore against Lalu Prasad's family. On Monday, the Income Tax department had seized benami properties of RJD lawmaker Misa Bharti, her husband Shailesh Kumar and CM Tejashwi Yadav.
After charges were slapped against him, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav called it vendetta politics. "We are being wrongfully charged. This is vendetta politics. I have not hidden anything. I am willing to answer if I am summoned," he said.
Misa Bharti was issued two summons by the Income Tax department to appear before the Delhi investigation wing but she failed to appear both times. The income tax department had seized properties earlier in May. As per Benami Act, they will be given 90 days time to explain alleged benami transactions failing which the income tax department will start tax realisation and confiscation process.