The Income-Tax department has issued a notice to senior BJP leader Hukum Singh to produce accounts of Rs 52,80,000 recovered from the accused who had allegedly looted the cash after murdering his wife.
Assistant Director of Income-Tax department Yashvendra Singh has issued the notice to Singh, BJP deputy leader in Uttar Pradesh Assembly, after initiating proceedings against him under the income-tax act as the money he is claiming is undisclosed.
Singh's wife Revati was murdered at their house in Muzaffarnagar on July 30. Singh had claimed that Rs 68 lakhs in cash and ornaments worth Rs ten lakhs were looted from the house after the killing.
Three accused were arrested and Rs 52,80,000 in cash was recovered from them, after which Singh had filed a petition in a local court seeking return of the looted cash.
However, the I-T department has claimed that the recovered money had not been disclosed by the leader and should be handed over to the department.
The local court rejected the pleas of both parties maintaining that the money is case property and cannot be handed over to any party during pendency of the case.