CBI for I-T probe into Mulayam's son's properties

CBI for I-T probe into Mulayam's son's properties

Almost three weeks after it closed the disproportionate assets case against Mulayam Singh Yadav, the CBI has asked the Income Tax Department to probe the properties acquired by his wife in the name of their son Prateek.

According to CBI, they have suspicions about at least four properties in Lucknow and want the IT Department to look into it. As Mulayam’s wife and son are not public persons, the CBI cannot probe them and so wanted the IT department to look into whether or not there has been any tax evasion.

In the closure report of the case against Mulayam, the CBI had mentioned that these properties acquired in the name of Prateek when he was a minor had not been found to have any links with the SP leader and his family members. The issue of these properties came to the CBI’s knowledge after the completion of the probe against Mulayam, CBI officials claimed. These cases have now been forwarded to the IT Department.

In a big relief for Mulayam, the agency had last month closed the preliminary enquiry against him and his family members due to “grossly insufficient evidence”. The CBI had registered a preliminary enquiry against Mulayam, his son Akhilesh and daughter-in-law Dimple in March 2007.

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