MEERUT The earnings tax division’s searches at the Rampur residence of Samajwadi Get together chief Azam Khan and different locations linked to him and his aides continued for the third day on Friday.
The division on Wednesday performed searches at over 36 locations linked to Khan and his aides throughout the nation as a part of its tax evasion probe in opposition to them. These locations included Khan’s home in Rampur, ‘Humsafar’ resort, Mohammad Ali Jauhar College and his aide and Chamraua MLA Naseer Ahmad Khan’s residence in Rampur. The searches continued on Friday.
I-T officers roped in jewelry valuers and building specialists to assess the worth of the jewelry recovered and 58 buildings at the Jauhar College. A crew additionally visited the primary department of a financial institution to verify accounts of Khan’s relations and the Jauhar Belief, of which Khan is lifetime chairman.
Sleuths stated ₹83.96 lakh money was recovered from these premises, of which ₹16.90 lakh was seized. Equally, jewelry price ₹2.04 crore was recovered, of which valuables price ₹38.30 lakh had been seized.
Specialists valued 58 buildings of Jauhar College price ₹418.37 crore. I-T officers had been ascertaining how a lot cash was obtained and utilised on the development of those buildings.
Azam Khan’s household additionally owns Rampur Public College. Throughout 2021-22, it earned ₹3.51 crore from charges whereas the Maulana Mohd Ali Jauhar Belief obtained ₹4.96 crore throughout the identical interval.
Officers discovered anomalies in deduction of TDS on the earnings and had been inspecting these to come to a remaining conclusion.
It additionally got here to fore that the Jauhar Belief donated tools price ₹7.42 crore to World College in Saharanpur whose proprietor was former BSP MLC Haji Iqbal. The district administration of Saharanpur had booked him in a number of instances and he had been declared a fugitive.
Searches at the home of a retired engineer of Jal Nigam in Meerut and at the workplace of Azam Khan’s former chartered accountant in Saharanpur had been accomplished on Thursday. I-T officers additionally searched the home of Khan’s shut aide Sarfaraz in Saharanpur.
On Friday night time, I-T sleuths concluded their work at Azam Khan’s residence and left the premises, confirmed an officer.
An MP-MLA court docket in Rampur had convicted Khan final 12 months in a hate speech case and sentenced him to three years in jail. Following the sentencing, the previous minister was disqualified because the Rampur MLA. He was later acquitted by a better court docket however his disqualification was not revoked due to his conviction in a separate case.