Ex-CJI`s kin possess black money: I-T dept

Last Updated: Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 23:58

Kochi: In further embarrassment for former
CJI Justice KG Balakrishnan, the Income Tax investigation
into allegations of amassment of wealth against three of his
relatives, have found black money in their possession.



`As far as Justice Balakrishnan is concerned, I cannot say
anything. But as far as his relatives-- two sons-in-law and
brother are concerned, we have found there is black money`,
Director General of Income Tax (Investigation), ET Lukose,
told reporters here.



Justice Balakrishnan`s two sons in law adovocate PV
Sreenijan, advocate Benny and brother KG Bhaskaran, former
Special Government Pleader have been found to be having black
money, he said.

`We are investigating how they have got the black money. We will again question the relatives`, he said.



The official refused to state the quantum of black money
with the 3 relatives of justice balakrishnan.



Lukose refused to say whether Justice Balakrishnan will be
questioned or not. `I cannot say anything now`, he said.



The period of investigation is the last 5 years, he said.


Lukose said the probe was in the final stages and was
likekly be completed by next month.



The central government has not so far asked us the IT
investigation wing for any report, he said.



The Investigation wing had at first conducted a `prelimnary
enquiry` into the allegations of amassment of wealth against
the relatives of justice Balakrishnan.

After the allegations broke out, Bhaskaran, a
special government pleader of the Kerala high court, had
resigned.



Media reports had alleged that his relatives had amassed
properties worth several crores in the past few years mainly
in posh localities in various places in Kerala.



PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 23:58

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