- Ajit Pawar, a senior NCP leader, will have 90 days to prove that the properties were not purchased illegally
Mumbai: The Income Tax Department has provisionally attached NCP leader and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar’s properties worth approximately Rs 1,000 crore. The attached properties include Nirmal Tower at Nariman Point in Mumbai.
The department had reportedly come across unaccounted income to the tune of around Rs 184 crore last month.
The attached properties are located in Maharashtra, Delhi and Goa. Besides Nirmal Tower, a flat in South Delhi worth Rs 20 crore, a sugar factory in Jarandeshwar worth around Rs 600 crore and a resort in Goa worth around Rs 250 crore have been attached, according to sources.
Ajit Pawar will have to prove within 90 days that all these properties were purchased legally and not with undisclosed money. Until then, he will not be able to sell these properties.
Last month, the I-T department had conducted raids at the houses and companies of his sisters, according to sources. At that time, Pawar had claimed that all the entities linked to him had paid taxes regularly.
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