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AAP’s Satyendar Jain summoned by I-T, says CM to make ‘expose’ soon

delhi Updated: Sep 27, 2016 13:18 IST
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Refuting the allegation, AAP minister confirmed he had been asked to appear as a witness under section 131 of IT act. (HT FILE)

The Income Tax (IT) Department has summoned Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain to appear before it for his alleged involvement in a hawala transfer case of Rs 17 crore. Refuting the allegation, AAP minister confirmed he had been asked to appear as a witness under section 131 of IT act. He alleged it was a political conspiracy and hinted at an ‘expose’ by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal soon.

“This is reassessment notice. I made investments in a few companies four to five years ago. The department is making reassessment of those companies and I have been summoned as a witness. This is not an investigation. I have no connections with these companies now. When I contested the election first time, I separated myself from these companies,” Jain said.

Sources in the know of the matter also confirmed that an income tax summon had been issued to Jain to appear before the department on October 4, in connection with an alleged hawala transaction.

Jain further added that this is political conspiracy and the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will make a big expose in the Assembly after two days in this regard.

Meanwhile, Kejriwal tweeted in the morning to defend his minister. “I summoned Satinder this morning. Saw all papers. He innocent, being framed. If he were guilty, we wud have thrown him out. We stand by him,” he tweeted.

In another tweet, he also alleged conspiracy. “False cases against AAP MLAs n ministers, FIR against me, CBI raid on me - why? A v big conspiracy. Will expose in Del Assembly on Fri.”

According to the department, four companies have illegally transferred Rs 17 crore while he allegedly received cheques issued to these companies.