IT-Department attaches bank accounts of Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for evading taxes
The Income Tax (IT) Department has seized two bank accounts of Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in a tax evasion case.
The Income Tax (IT) Department has seized two bank accounts of Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in a tax evasion case, said media reports.
Sidhu, according to the ANI, has owes the taxman some Rs 52 lakh.
Income tax department seized two bank accounts of Punjab minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu. He has tax dues amounting to Rs 52 lakh.
— ANI (@ANI) March 29, 2018
Sidhu showed huge expenses - Rs 38 lakh on travel, Rs 28 lakh on clothes, Rs 47 lakh on staff salary, and Rs 18 lakh on fuel, according to Hindi daily Jansatta. However, the Congress MLA failed to provide supporting bills, as mandated by the the IT Department (IT-D).
The IT Department has asked Sidhu to either file taxes or produce bills. Sidhu has, however, said that he has been filing tax returns diligently for the past ten years and has never defaulted.
In January, the cricketer-turned-politician joined the Congress party ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls.
53-year-old Sidhu resigned from the Rajya Sabha and quit the BJP in July 2016.
With inputs from PTI
Khalistanis baring their dangerous fangs again! Can Centre rely on Arvind Kejriwal to fight this menace in Punjab?
The border state can’t be allowed to go back to the eighties, and for this whatever is necessary, the Centre, in coordination with the Punjab government, should do
Gurinder Singh alias Guri Shera, a resident of village Sindhwan in Fathegarh Sahib, has a criminal background and six cases
Attackers fired RPG-22 at Punjab Police's Intel HQ in Mohali, police refuse to rule out terror angle
On Monday evening, a rocket-propelled grenade hit the Intelligence Department headquarters of Punjab Police in sector 77, SAS Nagar in Mohali. Windowpanes on one of the floors of the building were shattered