I-T dept attaches Tej Pratap Yadav's assets under Benami Property Act

Patna: The Income Tax department on Friday spelt trouble for Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tej Pratap Yadav by attaching a 7,105 square feet land in Patna’s Sheikhpura district under the Benami Property Act. The land belongs to Tej Pratap and is registered in the name of a factory.

The I-T had earlier charged four members of Lalu Yadav’s family with owning benami property under a tough law that attracts seven years in prison and a hefty fine for those found guilty.

The people involved in this scam are Lalu’s son and former Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, wife Rabri Devi and daughter Misa Bharti along with her husband Shailesh.

Earlier in January, the I-T department stepped up actions under Benami Act, which provides provisional attachment and subsequent confiscation of benami properties, whether movable or immovable.

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