Bringing fresh trouble for the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi, the house of an MLA of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was raided on Tuesday by income tax officials, resulting in recovery of unaccounted wealth worth Rs. 130 crore.
The department has already seized unaccounted cash and jewellery of nearly Rs 1 crore from Tanwar and his brother. Tanwar has been questioned by the Income Tax Department twice in the recent past after the raid.
Kartar Singh Tanwar, who was earlier with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), termed the raid as "witch-hunt" by the BJP-led NDA government. Tanwar is AAP MLA from Chhatarpur.
Reports say that the IT department said the recent raid revealed that transactions for buying farm houses in Chattarpur and Ghitorni were being done in cash by Tanwar and his associates.
The department has also allegedly found a large number of documents showing unaccounted and benami properties. An assessment of the value of these transactions is being done.