The Trust Document Fraud Wing (EDF) on Saturday arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly selling an apartment that was seized by the income tax department in Sholinganallur.
According to police, Jayalatha, a tax collector from the Income Tax (IT) Department, filed a complaint alleging that Ganapathi Subramanian did not pay income tax between 2011 and 2014 and had contributions totaling 4.24 crores. Despite repeated notifications, he did not respond and as a result his 1,600 square foot apartment in Sholinganallur was seized by the department in 2017. A letter was sent to the Deputy Registrar, Neelankarai, regarding the capture.
In 2019, when department staff checked the registration department’s online records, it was found that title to the land was in Sanjay’s name. Further investigation revealed that Ganapathy Subramanian had sold the property to P. Sanjay through Sunil Jain after giving a power of attorney. The plaintiff alleged that the then deputy registrar of Neelankarai encouraged the illegal sale and sought prosecution against the four. The case was registered in 2019 and Sanjay and Sunil Jain were arrested. Ganapathy Subramanian, the main accused, is said to be on the run. The police arrested him.