After ED, Natwar's kin now in I-T net

The tax department wanted to look into the flow of money into bank account.

india Updated: May 10, 2006 23:45 IST

After the intense heat from the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the oil-for-food scam investigations, Aditya Khanna, kin of former external Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh, and a few others are facing Income Tax department probe into their financial transactions for a period of last five years.

Highly-placed IT sources confirmed that Khanna, Director of Hamdan exports Andleep Sehghal and some others had been asked to submit their bank statements to the tax department for evaluation.

The sources said the tax department wanted to look into the flow of money into the bank accounts of these individuals and whether the same had been reflected in the annual returns submitted by them to the income tax department.

"We have asked them to submit details of their bank accounts. We want to see how much money they brought in and did not show in their income tax returns," a senior Income tax official, probing the case, said.

Jagat Singh, son of Natwar Singh, is also believed to have been asked to submit his statement but there was no official confirmation.

While Khanna was not available for comments, Sehghal said the matter was under investigation and that he would not like to comment.

First Published: May 10, 2006 18:23 IST