Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's key aide Arvind Kejriwal has been asked by the Income Tax department to pay dues of Rs 9 lakh to the government. According reports in the media, Kejriwal was given this notice last month, just before Anna Hazare began his fast on August 16.
Reacting to the news, another eminent Team India member and former Karnataka lokayukta Santosh Hegde said today that govt move seems to be vindictive due to its timing.
According to reports, though Kejriwal had tendered his resignation from the job in Indian Revenue Service in February 2006, it has not yet been accepted. According to the notice, he has violated the service bond conditions and now his resignation will only be accepted if he clears the dues.
However, Kejriwal has denied this contention saying he had not violated any conditions and has questioned the timing of the notice.