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I-T dept files 11 charge sheets against aviation lobbyist Deepak Talwar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Income Department has filed as many as 11 charge sheets against for alleged evasion by him and his companies, sources said Tuesday.

They said the prosecution complaints have been filed before a special court here last week under Section 276C(1) (prosecution for wilful attempt to evade tax) and Section 277 (false statement in verification) of the Income Act.

While six are fresh complaints, the rest are supplementary charge sheets to the main complaints filed in 2017 by the department against Talwar. These pertain to different assessment years, the sources said.

"Investigations have revealed that the accused was the beneficiary of a complex global corporate structure of several entities in different offshore jurisdictions like British Virgin Islands, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong which received funds from foreign entities," a senior tax department said, quoting contents of the charge sheets.

"A part of such money was also routed back in for investment through multiple layers in foreign countries," he added.

The results of investigations conducted so far reveal that the assessee (Talwar) is linked to many other and further investigation is in progress, the said.

Talwar was arrested by the (ED) on charges of money laundering after he was deported from early this year.

Talwar's role in some aviation deals during the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) regime at the Centre is under scanner.

He has been accused of criminal conspiracy and forgery, and charged under various other sections of the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act for allegedly diverting Rs 90.72 crore worth of foreign funds meant for ambulances and other articles received by his NGO from Europe's leading company.

The role of his son and wife is also under the scanner of the ED.He is also being probed on corruption charges by the CBI.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 20:01 IST