New Delhi: The Income Tax Department (ITD) on Wednesday conducted raids on multiple premises linked to Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot in connection with an alleged tax evasion case.

At least 16 locations in and around the national capital are being raided by a team of about 30 ITD sleuths.

The searches are being conducted as part of a tax evasion probe against two construction firms linked to the minister and others, officials said.

Gahlot is the minister for transport, law, and revenue and is an Aam Admi Party (AAP) MLA from the Najafgarh Assembly Constituency.

Name and address of the assessees

• Kailash Gahlot
• Harish Gahlot
• Viresh Gahlot
• Hitesh Gahlot
• M/s Corporate International Financial Services Limited
• M/s Brisk Infrastructure and Developers P. Ltd

Main residential address

• B-1/1001, Vasant Kunj, Delhi
• B-5/4403, Block- B-5 & 6, Vasant Kunj, Delhi
• C-6/6172, Vasant Kunj, Delhi
• A-1/362, 2nd Floor, Paschim Vihar, Delhi
• C-50 Raghubir Enclave, Najafgarh
• H No 511, 1st Floor, Sector 14, Gurgaon

Main office premises

• B-1/1002, Vasant Kunj, Delhi
• D-6/6032/4, Vasant Kunj, Delhi
• D-6/6032/2, GF, Vasant Kunj, Delhi
• A Block, Prem Nursery, Gopal Nagar, Najafgarh
• 257A, New Palam Vihar, Sector 110, Gurgaon
• Tower B and C, Lumbini Terrace Homes, Sector 109, Gurgaon
• A-400, LGF, Defence Colony, Delhi
• 413, Vikasdeep Laxmi Nagar Distt Centre
• No 55, Shop No 207, Daryaganj

M/s Brisk Infrastructure and Developers P. Ltd is engaged in construction and real estate development. M/s Corporate International Financial Services Limited is stated to be a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC). A total of 16 premises have been covered in the NCR.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and wrote, “Friendship with Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya, and raids on us? Mr (Narendra) Modi, you also raided me, Manish (Sisodia), Satyendar (Jain). What happened to them? Did you find anything? Then, you ought to have apologised to people of Delhi before your next raids for harassing a government that they elected”.

AAP has also called it a ‘political vendetta’ and tweeted, “While we are busy working for the common man, people, they (BJP) are getting raids conducted at houses of our ministers & leaders. People will respond in 2019”.

With agency inputs