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Benami assets row: IT dept issues final attachment order against Misa Bharti, husband Shailesh Kumar

  • calendar 12-Sep-2017
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Benami assets row: IT dept issues final attachment order against Misa Bharti, husband Shailesh Kumar

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department on Monday issued a final attachment order against RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar in connection to a benami assets case.The order provisonally attaches about a dozen plots and buildings in Delhi and Bihar, registered under the name of a firm allegedly involved in the case - AB Exports Private Limited - under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 2016. The department alleges that Bharti, her husband and other members of the Yadav family are "beneficiaries" of this firm.The I-T Department is probing how shell companies were used by Lalu Prasad and his family to buy expensive properties in Delhi and Patna. It has attached about a dozen plots and buildings in Delhi and Bihar including a farmhouse and land in the Palam Vihar area, a building in the upmarket New Friends Colony area of south Delhi, nine plots on a 256.75 decimal land area in Patna's Phulwari Sharif area, where a shopping mall was being constructed, among a few others in the same area.

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