Capt plea of ‘political vendetta’ against Raninder holds no ground: BJP

  • HT Correspondent, Gindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Mar 21, 2016 09:41 IST
Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma (HT File Photo)

The BJP on Sunday ridiculed Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh for accusing the Centre of resorting to political vendetta against him by making his son a scapegoat in an income tax case.

Asserting that the plea of “political vendetta ” being taken by Amarinder holds no ground, Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma said in a statement in Chandigarh that the case against Raninder pertained to the UPA regime in 2011.

Kamal Sharma said Amarinder was actually defensive over the issue of the foreign accounts and the summoning of his son Raninder Singh by a Ludhiana Court, on the complaint filed by the IT sleuths.

“The tax department is constantly probing the matter since 2011, when the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government ruled the country. After the chargesheet, the matter was pursued by the prosecuting agency for almost four years and it transpired that Raninder had furnished false statements on oath and verified false statements in connection with the foreign accounts,” he said.

“The department had procured information and evidence from the British Virgin Island authorities, UAE authorities, the UK authorities and Swiss authorities before instituting a case against Raninder,” he added.

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