The man who hurled a shoe at BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao while was addressing a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi today has been identified as a Kanpur based doctor Shakti Bhargav. Fortunately, the shoe missed the target and did not hit Rao.
— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
Bhargav is the owner of Bhargav Hospital in Kanpur. Last year, a team of Income Tax officials had raided Bhargav’s residence and other places connected to him. He also owns a real estate company.
According to the IT Department, Bhargav had failed to disclose the source of an income of Rs 8 crore that he had invested in a company called Skyline Construction Private Limited. A Kanpur based builder named Anup Aggarwal also has invested in the company and the IT Department has started investigating the establishments related to Aggarwal.
The IT Department had reportedly recovered an amount of Rs 28 lakh and jewelry worth Rs 50 lakh during a three-day long search at the locations connected with Bhargav and his associates in Lucknow, Kanpur, and Varanasi. He was also unable to disclose the sources of income of over Rs 10 crore which he had allegedly used to buy the three properties. A probe is also going on against Bhargav in relation to eight companies related to him and his relatives, which were not revealed to the IT department and the other government agencies.
A family feud is also going on in Bhargav’s family relating to three bungalows. The bungalows were allegedly bought by Bhargav’s parents for rs 11 crores but he later used fraudulent means to buy them for Rs 11.5 crores. Bhargav’s parents had filed a case of harassment following which Bhargav was reportedly ordered by the court to hand over the bungalows to his parents.
His lawyer, Abhishek Atrey has claimed that Bhargav is ‘mentally unstable and suffers from paranoia’.