The Income-Tax department are looking into benami land deals worth Rs 1,000 crore allegedly involving RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. The agency on Tuesday conducted raids and surveys at 22 locations in Delhi, Gurgaon and Rewari.
Raids were conducted early today morning on the premises owned by several prominent businessmen and real estate agents. I-T sleuths have also raided the premises of the son of RJD MP P C Gupta and few other businessmen.
“People and businessmen connected to the land deal involving Lalu Prasad and his family are being searched. There are allegations of benami deals worth about Rs 1,000 crore and subsequent tax evasion,” a senior official said. A team of about 100 tax department officials and police personnel are conducting the raids, they said.
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