Congress gets I-T notice over 'unaccounted funds', Hyderabad firm allegedly sent Rs 170 crore via hawala: Reports (Photo Credit: PTI File Photo)
The Income Tax department on Tuesday reportedly sent a notice to the Congress party over some unaccounted funds. Latest media reports said that the Hyderabad firm transferred funds into the Congress’ account via hawala racket. The show-cause demanded answer from the Grand Old party of India as to why a Hyderabad-based Infra firm sent money to the party. The I-T has alleged that the Congress received the black money donation. An ABP report said that the party has been alleged of receiving black money from Megha Infrastructure and Engineering Limited based out of Hyderabad. The Congress is yet to respond to the notice.
The show-cause notice is part of tax evasion probe in a mega Rs 3,300 crore hawala racket case, officials said on Tuesday. According to the PTI, the officials said that the notice has been issued to the party here to take the probe forward in a case that was unearthed last month after multiple raids were conducted in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad with links to "leading corporate houses" in the infrastructure sector.
According to a report by news channel Republic, several senior Congress leaders were summoned by the I-T department in November. None of the leaders have so far responded to the summons. The I-T department is further investigating as to who are the other alleged beneficiaries of the company.