Coal scam accused top I-T payers

AP’s Jagan ranks 3rd in individual income-tax payers’ list for fiscal 2012.

New Delhi: Two businessmen, who are facing the CBI probe in the coal scam, figure in the list of individual income-tax assessees in financial year 2011-12, according to an RTI?reply.

Those top two assessees are Kamaljeet Singh Ahluwalia and Prashant Ahluwalia, the directors of Jaipur-based Kamal Sponge Steel and Power. Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy is figured at number three in the list of top 10 Income Tax assessees in the country.

The income-tax department has released the information in response to an RTI query by activist Subhash Agrawal. The income-tax department has indentified the top income-tax assessee with his or her first name called Shireen.

When contacted, Agrawal told this newspaper that he doesn’t know who is Shireen. Kamaljeet Singh Ahluwalia heads a diversified group, which has limestone mines at Maihar in Madhya Pradesh with estimated limestone reserves of over 100 MT and is in process of setting up a world-class 2.5 MTPA cement plant.

Prashant Ahluwalia is the younger brother of Kamaljeet, who joined his brother later. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also in the list of top 10 assessees in “Trust” category whereas PSU ONGC and banking behemoth SBI?are top two assessees in the ‘company’ category.

Other top earners during 2011-12 in the “individual” category include Ramamurthy Praveen Chandra, Asim Ghosh, Indrani Patnaik, Sandhiyagu Martin, Mansoor Nizam Patel and Bavihalli Rudragowda.

In the ‘Artificial Juridical Person' category, Oil Industries Development Board tops the chart followed by Uttar Pradesh Awas Evam Vikas Parishad, DSP Blackrock Mutual Fund, Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank, Kolkata Port Trust, AP Grameena Vikas Bank, Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank, Prathma Bank, Toyota Motor Corporation and Chhattisgarh Gramin Bank.

( Source : dc correspondent with agency inputs )
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