Tax evasion: AAP's Satyendra Jain summoned by IT department

Meanwhile, the IT department has asked the Health Minister to appear before it on October 4

Tax evasion: AAP

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday refuted all the allegations against Health Minister Satyendra Jain, who has come under the scanner of the Income Tax department for allegedly indulging in hawala transfers worth nearly Rs. 17 crores. The health minister has been asked to appear before IT department on October 4.

Rejecting all allegations, Kejriwal said that Jain is innocent and alleged that he is being framed.

"I summoned Satinder this morning. Saw all papers. He is innocent, being framed. If he were guilty, we wud have thrown him out. We stand by him," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

"False cases against AAP MLAs n ministers, FIR against me, CBI raid on me - why? A v big conspiracy. Will expose in Del Assembly on Fri," the Delhi Chief Minister added.

Jain, defending himself, said he had invested in those companies, but now he doesn't have any connection with them. It was a reassessment and he was only called as a witness, he added.

As per IT department, four companies of Jain have illegally transferred Rs. 17 crores while he received cheques issued to these companies. He is alleged to have used that money to buy properties near unauthorised colonies.

Four companies belonging to Jain are under I-T scanner are - Indo metal impax, Akinchan developers Pvt Ltd, Paryas Info solution and Manglyatan projects.

“I have been called here as a witness. This is nothing sensational like the way you have been showing it on the television. You will show anything….Some assessment of companies is taking place. I had some investment in those companies four or five years back. They want to enquire about that,” Jain told  reporters.

“When I had contested elections for the first time, I dissociated myself from these companies. I don’t have knowledge of any transactions. Will you prove the charges? Let them prove. The Income Tax Department is saying this is an assessment, not an investigation. This is a notice of reassessment,” he added.