Mayawati's ex-secretary raided by I-T department over tax evasions worth Rs 100 crores
In a development which can have far-reaching political implications, the Income Tax department on Tuesday (March 12) conducted raids at 12 locations in Kolkata, Lucknow and Delhi in connection with misappropriation of funds by former IAS officer and Uttar Pradesh principal secretary Netram during Mayawati's tenure.
Netram is considered to be one of the close associates of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati.
According to sources, Netram was planning to contest the Lok Sabha election this time on BSP ticket.
The raid locations include his residence in Lucknow, few official premises in Kolkata and Delhi.
According to sources, Netaram misappropriated funds of over Rs 100 crore belonging to Uttar Pradesh government and invested in a Kolkata firm. Sources say incriminating documents and material have been seized by the I-T department during the raids.