New Delhi/Bhopal: Income Tax department sleuths early this morning launched a massive search and seizure operation covering houses and properties belonging to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s close aides Praveen Kakkar and RK Miglani and his nephew Ratul Puri at different places across the country.
Till this afternoon, unconfirmed reports said that about Rs 9 crore have been seized in today’s raids.
According to Income Tax department sources, their ongoing search and seizure operation in Delhi, Bhopal, Indore and Goa, is linked to certain alleged illegal transactions. Last week, Ratul Puri had denied allegations of kickbacks received in the Agusta deal.
A team of more than a dozen Income Tax officers landed at former Police officer Praveen Kakkar’s house in Bhopal at about 3 am and another premise linked to a family business at Vijanagar in Indore.
Miglani, who along with Kakkar had been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, had quit his posts after the announcement of the general election to the Lok Sabha.