BSP under scanner for depositing Rs 104 cr in old notes

NEW DELHI: BSP might land in trouble as the income tax department is looking forward to question some of the leaders in association with the Rs 104 crore deposited by the party previously this month in banned currency in one of its accounts.

Following the scrutiny by Enforcement Directorate (ED), income tax department will be questioning several suspects. SP’s account in Union Bank of India’s Karol Bagh branch made it clear that the banned currency deposits were made between December 2 and 9.

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The BSP has various accounts in several banks in the Capital and in other cities and a mammoth amount of Rupees 104 crore were deposited comprising of 101 crore in notes of Rs 1,000, with those of Rs 500 accounting for the rest.

Mayawati’s brother Anand Kumar has come under scanner of the ED as he has account in the same branch of the Union Bank of India and there were deposits of Rs 1.43 crore done during November-December.

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There were cash deposits of Rs 18.98 lakh made between December 9 and December 16 in his account and that too in banned currency.