Delhi: Another minister of AAP is in trouble, as Income Tax has issued summons to Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain, asking him to appear before it in connection with its tax evasion probe against certain Kolkata-based firms.
The IT department has asked Jain to appear before it on October 4.
“I have been called here as a witness. This is nothing sensational like the way you have been showing it on the television. You will show anything….Some assessment of companies is taking place. I had some investment in those companies four or five years back. They want to enquire about that,” Jain told the media.
Jain said he had invested in those companies, but now he doesn’t have any connection with them.
According to the IT Department, four companies of Jain have illegally transferred Rs. 17 crores while he received cheques issued to these companies.
He is alleged to have used that money to buy properties near unauthorised colonies.
While Kejriwal, who himself had been a senior I-T official in the past, has given a clean chit to his health minister and said Jain was being ‘framed’. He added that if Jain had been ‘guilty’, he (Kejriwal) would have thrown him out.
The chief minister in his tweet said, “I summoned Satyendra this morning. Saw all papers. He innocent, being framed. If he ws guilty, we wud have thrown him out. We stand by him.”