Bishnoi raids ‘uncover’ Rs 200-cr foreign assets

Kuldeep Bishnoi. File

New Delhi, July 28: Stashed foreign assets worth over Rs 200 crore have been detected after the Income Tax Department conducted raids against Haryana Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi and his family, the CBDT said today.

“The group, controlled by persons who have significant political presence in a neighbouring state for decades and are occupying responsible political positions has been generating large amounts of undisclosed income over several decades,” the CBDT said in a statement issued here.

It did not name anyone. But official sources in the department said the case pertained to Bishnoi, son of former Haryana CM Bhajan Lal.

The statement said the I-T investigation has “successfully lifted the mask and has detected undisclosed foreign assets of the said persons of more than Rs 200 crore, apart from domestic tax evasion of more than Rs 30 crore which, may, inter alia lead to severe criminal consequences under the Black Money Act, 2015”. — PTI

The CBDT had searched 13 premises linked to Haryana Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi in Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh on July 23