TNN | Apr 23, 2016, 0
Asaram Bapu’s illegal assets worth Rs 2,500 crore unearthed

Asaram Bapu’s illegal assets worth Rs 2,500 crore unearthed

SURAT: The income tax department in Surat has unearthed Rs 2,500 crore worth of unaccounted transactions of controversial godman Asaram and his son Narayan Sai after 42 bags recovered from Ahmedabad last year were scannedhese bags contained property documents, CDs, CPUs, hard discs and other materials relating to investments, bank deposits, shares and real estate.

A detailed report on unaccounted transactions and properties of the father-son duo was submitted to higher authorities in Ahmedabad for further action, sources said, adding, tax liability for the unaccounted transactions and income comes to Rs 750 crore.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Mukesh Patel on Friday, April 22, told a news agency, ”Raids against both the spiritual gurus had led to recovery of hoards of cash and property papers.” During the raid, 42 bags containing crores of rupees were allegedly recovered by the Income tax authorities.
Asaram’s lawyer Kalpesh Desai confirmed about the I-T raid at the ashrams of tainted godmen in Surat. Asaram had allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl at his ashram near Jodhpur in Rajasthan in 2013, following which he was arrested.

Later, a Surat-based woman had accused Asaram of raping her repeatedly between 1997 and 2006 during her stay in his ashram. The younger sister of the complainant had levelled the allegation of rape against his son Narayan Sai between 2002 and 2005, following which he was booked under various sections of IPC, including rape, unnatural sex, molestation, wrongful confinement.

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