Bhopal, Apr10: In the aftermath of massive Income Tax (I-T) action, Madhya Pradesh Forest Department officials appropriated hide – including blackbuck and other deerskin – besides wildlife trophies at the local premises of high-profile businessman Ashwini Sharma on Tuesday.
“Our functionaries were sent in compliance of an Election Commission directive. Sharma is yet to furnish any document pertaining to the trophies,” Divisional Forest Officer HS Mishra averred.
Early Sunday, I-T teams from Delhi commenced raids in Indore besides Sharma’s office and residence at Platinum Plaza leading to appropriation of a colossal amount of cash, luxury vehicles and other expensive possessions. Reports came to light regarding foreign liquor. A period of slightly more than the past decade witnessed Sharma’s meteoric rise from a commoner to a crorepati who is well-acquainted with influential bureaucrats, politicians and other key players in the government and the administration.UNI