Trinamool Congress: Got ‘loan’ of Rs 9 crore, paid tax under amnesty scheme: TMC mantri | India News

New Delhi: Senior Trinamool Congress chief Jyoti Priya Mallick has advised the Enforcement Directorate throughout his custodial interrogation that he acquired a “mortgage” of Rs 9 crore from Bakibur Rahman (a key accused within the PDS rip-off who’s in jail) and declared it within the Earnings Disclosure Scheme, 2016, within the title of his spouse and daughter and paid tax on it.
Disclosures made earlier than the earnings tax divisionin 2016 had been a part of a short window the federal government had supplied to those that had unaccounted cash.It was a one-timeamnesty scheme to pay tax of as much as 45% on the cash for which supply of funds weren’t requested.
Mallick is being investigated for allegedly getting ‘proceeds of crime’ generated from unlawful diversion of subsidised meals grain to the open market. He was the minister for meals and public distribution system (PDS) between 2011 and 2021, the interval when as much as 30% of PDS foodgrain was illegally diverted to non-public millers, based on the ED.
When the minister was requested about three shell corporations which had acquired substantial ‘proceeds of crime’ from the PDS rip-off, sources mentioned he denied controlling these entities both himself or by means of his relations. The company has tracked money deposits and different transactions of Rs 20 crore to those companies and has claimed to have discovered hyperlinks of the minister’s shut associates working these corporations.
Mallick is in custody of the ED until November 12. The ED has mentioned that through the probe, a number of the accused straight referred to the minister in reference to payoffs.
The proof gathered by the company to substantiate these claims are by means of seized WhatsApp conversations extracted from the telephones of a number of the accused, together with rice miller and key accused Bakibur Rahman and his workers. Sources mentioned the ED has seized paperwork that confirmed journey and different expenditure had been made by Rahman on behalf of Mallick and his relations. The ED mentioned Rahman booked flight tickets for Mallick’s relations, which it claimed proved direct hyperlinks of the minister with key accused accountable for working the PDS syndicate.
Throughout a number of searches in reference to the PDS rip-off prior to now one month, the final one on November 4, the ED seized Rs 1.4 crore in money and froze Rs 16.8 crore in financial institution accounts of shell entities linked to the minister and Rahman.

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