The Enforcement Directorate questioned three CAs belonging to Gayatri Prajapati and his elder son’s company.
Seeking his custody, the agency said the accused had failed to provide details of his assets and, instead, shifted the onus on his chartered accountant. In his election affidavit, he had mentioned loans to the tune of Rs.2.14 crore taken by his wife from his son, Anil, but he could not provide any details.
The Enforcement Directorate has got seven days’ custody of former Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati in connection with a money laundering case.
It was disclosed that the statements of the CAs were recorded and relevant documents like income tax returns and balance sheets of six companies were also checked. It would be matched with the records of the companies traced by the agency.
The agency also wanted to gather information about more than 100 registries of different properties worth around Rs.32 crore in Lucknow, Kanpur, Amethi, and Sitapur which were found during searches at seven places last year. The source of money for the purchase of these properties is not known yet.
Support our journalism by subscribing to Taxscan AdFree. We welcome your comments at email@example.com