Rohit Tandon’s overseas properties under lens
Since the day Delhi Police Crime Branch raided lawyer Rohit Tandon’s premises in GK-I and found a huge amount of money amounting to over Rs 13 crore, the vigilant investigators with the I-T department are now scanning his Indian and overseas properties of the lawyer.
The investigators have begun looking into Tandon’s alleged links with properties in Dubai and London, among other places, to determine the financial implications behind these possessions along with the cash found in GK-I. According to sources, police are looking at the legality of the purchases of his properties overseas as well as two houses in South Delhi’s Panchsheel area. Moreover, the Ruias, promoters of the Essar group, have sold their bungalow in Delhi’s posh Jor Bagh area for about Rs 100 crore to Supreme Court lawyer Rohit Tandon.
Tandon’s statements are being monitored and verified by the investigators through his call records and bank statements. His questioning has also revealed that he was lobbying for the post of a judge in Punjab and Haryana high court, where his father had also served as a judge.
His son, Varun Tandon, got married last year and the lavish wedding in which crores were spent caught the eye of not only of the invitees but also of the I-T department. However, the tax authorities and police believe that the seized crores partly belong to a Ghaziabad-based builder and a former minister.
According to sources, though Tandon claimed to be a corporate lawyer, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, no big firm had hired him in the recent past. His image is more of a liaison worker and his investments in properties are through blue chip companies. Tandon is known to maintain a low profile and stay away from parties and high-profile gatherings.
It is also learnt that his highly secured property in GK-I was flanked by CCTV cameras and the lawyer used his mobile to watch the Saturday raid ‘live’ on his cell phone.
Earlier, T&T founder Rohit Tandon had declared Rs 125 crore in unaccounted income to the tax officials after a raid was carried out at his residence and office around October 6 this year.