MP: On alleged hawala racket, Kamal Nath says 'attempt to distract attention from good work'

The I-T department has also decided to issue summon to Kamal Nath and his relatives residing in state capital Bhopal and in Kamal Nath’s assembly seat Chhindwara.

MP: On alleged hawala scam, Kamal Nath says 'attempt to distract attention from good work'
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 29 May 2019 02:04 PM
New Delhi: The Income Tax department will submit a detailed report to the CBI, relating to an alleged hawala racket of about Rs 281 crore, which CM Kamal Nath finds himself snared in, sources said.

Reacting to the allegations, Kamal Nath said that the entire affair was framed to distract the attention from the good work being done by the state government and to malign the reputation of the MP government.


As per sources, the I-T department had found that huge money was sourced illegally from government departments of the Madhya Pradesh government and were allegedly used to carry out the hawala transactions and for aiding the election expense of some Congress candidates in MP during the Lok Sabha elections.

The I-T report will mention names of several ministers and Congress leaders and also mentions who gave what amount to whom and when. The report also mentions funding from government departments and which minister was given direction for funding from state government, sources said.

The racket surfaced during the elections and the Election Commission had sent a similar report to the CBI before this, but the new report from the IT department will include many new and significant information.

The matter, in which MP CM Kamal Nath is at the centre, relates to Rs 281 crore illegal money.

The I-T department has also decided to issue summon to Kamal Nath and his relatives residing in state capital Bhopal and in Kamal Nath’s assembly seat Chhindwara.

As per sources, the hawala transactions directly relate to the election process, which is why the EC will send notice to the Congress candidates who recently contested the Lok Sbaha polls from different seats in MP.

Their names had surfaced after the I-T raids at 52 locations in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh conducted last month.

During the polls, when the I-T department raided premises of Kamal Nath and his aides, Congress had alleged that the Modi government was deliberately bothering Nath.

PM Modi and Amit Shah both had attacked Kamal Nath over the alleged scam during the election campaign. Shah had said that scam worth Rs 281 crore has been unearthed in MP during I-T raids within three months of Congress government. He said when such a scam worth 281 crore can take place in only three months of Congres government, what will happen in the rest 55 months.

Nath, in response, had alleged that the government agencies were being misused by the BJP government.

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