A daily wage labourer, who stays at a slum in Ambivali, has been asked by the Income Tax department to pay Rs 1.05 crore as tax for Rs 58 lakh deposited in his account during demonetisation. Bhausaheb Ahire, who claims to earn Rs 300 a day, approached the cops after he received the I-T notice, saying he had no knowledge about the account in which the amount was deposited.
Ahire told police that the account could have been created with fake documents. Ahire, who stays in his father-in-law said he received the first notice in September about deposits made in the account in a private bank during the 2016 demonetisation. He then approached the I-T office and the bank and found that while his PAN had been provided for opening the account, but had a different photo and forged signatures. On January 7, Ahire said he again received a tax notice to pay Rs 1.05 crore. It was after the second notice that the daily wager approached the police to file a complaint.Following Ahire’s complaint, police ordered a probe.