A petition alleging high level corruption to evade income tax by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has been filed in the Delhi High Court today.
Justice Rajiv Shakdher transferred the petition to the bench of Chief Justice who hears the regular PILs (Public Interest Litigation). The matter would come up on September 7 before the Chief Justice A P Shah.
The petitioner Sanjay Tiwari Ujala has alleged that BSP supremo Mayawati as the party leader had amassed huge wealth through illegal means. Crores of rupees were brought to the partys Delhi office situated at Karol Bagh which was then converted into small drafts valuing Rs 15000--18000 each and deposited into Mayawatis bank accounts.
Ujala has revealed the modus operandi of BSP supremo as how black money is being converted into white money to evade income tax and urged the Court to direct its investigation.
A similar case is pending in the High Court here where IT-officials have challenged the ITAT order that exempted I-tax on crores of rupees stating that the money received is gifts from party workers.
The ITAT gave Mayawati a clean chit in the disproportionate assets case and had accepted her claim that immovable property worth Rs 62.72 lakh and cash payments of Rs two lakh were the gifts given by her supporters out of love and affection.
The Government in its appeal had held her claim as unacceptable and contended that the cash and property presented to Mayawati should be taken as part of her annual income.
Ujala has sought the Courts intervention to ask CBI or any other investigating agency to probe the matter. He claims that his and his family members life is under threat and he should be provided security.