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Gadkari-Purti: I-T conducts on-field enquiry

Posted on Jan 22, 01:56PM | IBNS

The Income Tax (I-T) Department on Tuesday reportedly conducted on-field enquiry at eight locations in Mumbai in connection to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari's Purti Group related companies.

The Income Tax Department on Monday had asked the BJP president to appear before it in connection to alleged investments in Purti Group of companies.

Stating his preoccupation with party work, Gadkari failed to appear before it and sought fresh time, reports said.

Gadkari has been asked to appear before the Income Tax Department on Feb 1.

Gadkari's Purti Group has come under attack for business malpractices and the allegations led to a revolt against him in the party.

Legal luminary and leader Ram Jethmalani and a host of other BJP leaders had openly slammed his possibility of re-election and had demanded that Gadkari must step down as the president of the outfit till a probe into the corruption charges against him cleared him.