There’s very little information about Anand Kumar around. The man operates low and is hardly photographed. However, Mr. Kumar is definitely not a nobody. The man is infamous politician Mayawati’s brother and is currently in news for a report that Times Now published yesterday.
The report claimed that Mr. Kumar’s net worth rose from nearly ₹7.5 Crore to ₹1,316 Crore between 2007 and 2014 – when his sister was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the sudden rise is now grabbing eyeballs across the nation.
TOI wrote that the income tax probe details Times Now is in possession of, also reveals how various shell companies owned by Kumar have taken multi-crore loans and made huge real estate investments. The report further alleged that while Mr. Kumar is shown as a major player in a Delhi-based company, Aakriti Hotel Pvt. Ltd through debenture shareholdings, other firms listed as the company’s shareholders are mostly shell companies that exist only on paper.
Times Now also claimed to have tracked down seven such companies and discovered that all these firms existed only on paper.
Reportedly, Mr. Kumar was in news a couple of weeks ago when Enforcement Directorate had discovered cash deposits of ₹ 1.43 crore in a branch of United Bank of India in New Delhi under his name.
The ED officials had also detected a cash deposit of ₹104 Crore in an account belonging to the BSP in old 1,000 and 500 notes. In fact, they were really astonished to find that about ₹15-17 crore was being deposited in the BSP account every other day.
A day after the ED had announced their findings, Mayawati had alleged BJP-led Centre to have an anti-Dalit mindset and also accused them of misusing their power to malign her party’s image ahead of the assembly polls.
With the latest reports by Times Now, Mayawati-led BSP is expected to get a major blow as Uttar Pradesh is heading for assembly polls next month.
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