Income tax department has claimed to have gathered proof against high profile Delhi minister Satyendra Jain for his alleged connection with Hawala operators.
This might result into further trouble for Delhi Home and Health Minister. He has already been questioned three times by the officials for alleged violation of income tax laws.
An I-T dossier, a copy of which is with the India Today, reveals certain daunting findings, which may form the basis for fresh questioning of Satyendra Jain by the income tax officials.
The documents also claim that the hawala operators were in direct touch with minister through his personal mobile phone and the transactions happened with some code words.
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Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain is accused of money laundering with the help of hawala operators.
Jain is also under the scanner of the income tax department for alleged involvement in hawala transaction of Rs 17 crore.
The income tax department says that companies controlled by Jain have received Rs 16.39 crore from 56 shell companies of three hawala operators — Jivendra Mishra, Abhishek Chokhani, Rajendra Bansal; which are based in Kolkata.
Refuting the allegations, Jain alleged that he has nothing to do with the Hawala operators and he was summoned as witness and not as an accused. Jain also claimed that some assessment of the companies with whom he was associated in past is taking place and in connection with that he had been summoned.
But sources in Income Tax department confirmed that he has been summoned thrice by the department not just as a witness but to enquire his direct involvement in the money laundering.
The scrutiny of income returns of four companies — Indo Metal Impex Pvt Limited, Akinchan Developers Pvt Limited, Mangalyaatan Projects Pvt Ltd and Paryas Infosolutions Pvt Ltd — owned by Jain have revealed the money laundering was happening through these companies since 2010 till as late as 2015-16.
The document prepared by IT department revealed that the role of Jain came into the light during interrogation of hawala operators Jivendra Mishra and Rajendra Bansal.
The status report of income tax department clearly states, “Mishra disposed that accommodation entries were provided to Indo Metal Impex Pvt Ltd, Paryas Infosolutions, Mangalyaatan Projects Pvt Ltd and Akinchan Developers pvt Ltd during 2011-2012 through his shell companies.”
“Thereafter further inquiry was conducted by the investigation wing of Kolkata wherein a statement Mishra was recorded of August 29. In the statement of Mishra, he said that he was introduced to Satyendra Kumar by his friend Raju Bansal and he was provided cash by the employees of Jain which was transferred to shell companies controlled by him and thereafter equivalent cheques were issued to various companies of Jain,” it further says.
Further the report stated that Bansal during interrogation told Income tax sleuths that he met Jain at the office of JP Mohta and Associates in 2010. In the meeting, Jain held discussion with Bansal regarding introduction of bogus share capital in his companies and it was decided that Mohta and his employees will be in touch with Bansal for bogus share capital entries.
“Bansal further told sleuths that he had introduced Mishra to Jain over telephone and Mishra was also keeping regular contact with Jain and persons of his office to collet cash of hawala transactions. The cash transactions happened under the instructions of Jain. It was stated that funds were transfer by cheque and RGTS to companies Jain in lieu of cash recepts, ” the report stated.
Bansal further alleged that in addition to Jain he was regular touch with Sanjay and Suresh who were employees of Jain. Bansal also alleged that the cash transactions and accommodation entries were done under direct supervision and instructions of Jain over mobile of Jain.
In his statement, Bansal further revealed that the cash was transferred from Delhi to Kolkata through Hawala operators and JP Mohta used to give instructions on behalf of Jain over phone about cash transfer.
Bansal also disclosed modus operandi of transferring cash through hawala operators along with code words used to indicate quantum of cash transfer.
The report stated, “It is proved from above investigation that Jain was himself in touch with hawala operators Mishra and Bansal.”
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