A Delhi court on Monday issued summons against Shyam Sunder Jaju, in-charge of BJP national headquarters here, after taking note of an anonymous letter and subsequent findings of the Income Tax department relating to his alleged complicity in a fraud of crores of rupees.
“Let summons be issued against Jaju to be executed through Station House Officer (SHO) of Parliament Street police station for July 24,” Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Pandey said.
The court, which had earlier asked the police to file a report after probing the allegations made against Jaju in the anonymous letter, said sufficient material has been produced by the I-T department, suggesting that he had been involved in financial irregularities.
“Jaju has been filing income tax return for only Rs 2-3 lakh whereas he entered into an MoU for investing crores of rupees in M/s S.K. Infotech Private Ltd,” the court said.
It said Jaju had earlier lodged an alleged fake FIR against Chandan Kumar Jha, now in judicial custody, for purportedly going to a PSU bank to inquire into Jaju’s account details.
The court said the offences under section 211 (false charges of offence made with intent to injure) and 182 (offences committed by letters etc) of the IPC were made out against Jaju for allegedly implicating Jha as accused.
Quoting Sanjeev Sabharwal, counsel for the I-T department, the court said, “Jaju is further reported to have done overseas transaction in huge amount of money. He is reported to have a bank account in Dubai where huge amounts have been transacted.”
The I-T department said “total amount of suspicious transactions entered into by Jaju is initially ascertained to be in crores of rupees”.
The court, which acknowledged the contention that Jaju was allegedly involved in getting forged PAN cards by cheating the I-T department, said the police was at liberty to exercise the power to investigate it. It, however, asked the police to take all measures to ensure that Jaju does not flee from the country.
Earlier, during the arguments, the I-T department said, “Around six days back, Jaju even attempted to flee from the country with jewellery and articles worth crores of rupees and the department (I-T) is trying to confirm this information from the Customs department.”
The court took a serious note of non-compliance of its earlier order asking the police to file a status report after probing the allegations made in the letter against him.