New Delhi, March 8 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s Uttam Nagar legislator Naresh Balyan has been detained by Income Tax Department on Friday for questioning after over Rs 2 crore cash was recovered during searches of his premises .
They said Uttam Nagar lawmaker Naresh Balyan, a property dealer and two others are being questioned by the tax officials in Dwarka to determine if the recovered cash was “illegal and unaccounted.”
A team of the IT Department carried out the search at the residential premises in west Delhi’s Dwarka area after it received a credible information that some financial transaction would take place there.
At the time of search, the AAP legislator was also present. The property is said to be related to Akash Builders, he said.
“During the search, the IT officials recovered Rs 2 crore in cash and the legislator could not explain the source of money,” the source said.
Balyan, also a property dealer, is considered to be a close aide of AAP Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
In October last year, the IT Department had searched 16 locations associated with Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot across Delhi-NCR.