IT dept seizes Rs 400 crore plot belonging to Mayawati’s brother

The Income Tax department on Thursday attached ‘benami’ plot worth Rs 400 crore in Noida belonging to the former Uttar Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati’s brother and his wife.

The provisional order for the attachment of the seven-acre plot, beneficially owned by Mayawati’s brother Anand Kumar and his wife Vichiter Lata, was issued on July 16 by the Delhi-based Benami Prohibition Unit (BPU) of the department.

The order was issued under section 24(3) of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988.

It mentioned that the benami property owned by Kumar and his wife measured 28,328.07 square meters or about 7 acres.

Mayawati had recently appointed Anand Kumar as the vice president of the BSP.