New Delhi: Delhi resident Balwant Singh Tokas has filed a police complaint after getting Income Tax notices over Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari's firms. A complaint has been filed against against five investor firms that used Tokas's address. Tokas, a resident of Munirka in Delhi, got I-T notices as five investor firms showed his address.
This comes amidst allegations against Gadkari's firms being run as shell companies with fake addresses. Gadkari has been at the centre of a raging controversy over funding of his firm Purti power and Sugar Ltd with media reports claiming that major investments and large loans to Purti were made by Ideal Road Builders (IRB) group, which had won contracts between 1995 and 1999, when the BJP chief was PWD minister in Maharashtra.
Reports also claimed that shell companies were floated for making investments and their fake addresses were submitted to the Registrar of Companies. On Wednesday, CNN-IBN also accessed details of a shell company associated with Gadkari. Four companies were reportedly found registered to an address in Andheri, Mumbai, that does not exist.
The companies, called Leverage Fintrade, Jasika Mercantile, Strelight Fincom and Regency Equifin were registered to a certain 'Salarsa Society' in Andheri. However, locals said there is no such address. The directors in these companies include Gadkari's accountant Kawdu Zade and two employees of Purti.