More skeleton are likely to tumble out in the alleged “hawala at midnight” as some of the stakeholders are directors of multiple companies, which the Delhi Government had put in the ‘defaulters’ list of 2013’. As per document available with The Pioneer, the directors of four unknown non-operating companies — Goldmine Buildcon Private limited, Skyline Metals & Alloy Private limited, Infolance Software Solutions limited, Sunvision Agencies Private limited — who gave funds to AAP of Rs50 lakh each on the same day of April 5, 2014 midnight, are also directors of SKN Associates limited, which has been declared a defaulter company by Department of Trade & Taxes of Delhi Government on December 18, 2013, 10 days prior to the formation of AAP Government in Delhi.
According to the document, Hem Prakash Sharma, Mukesh Kumar and Dharmendra Kumar are not only the directors of four unknown non-operating companies — Goldmine Buildcon Private limited, Skyline Metals & Alloy Private limited, Infolance Software Solutions limited, Sunvision Agencies Private limited but also of SKN Associates limited.
Investigation revealed that SKN Associates limited is registered with Delhi Government’s VAT Department and its address is E-71 South Extension Part I, New Delhi. The company is the supplier of electrical contracts and equipments, lPG/CNG converter, cooler tower. The company is engaged in several contracts with Delhi Government in supplying of electrical equipment like ceiling fans, gas heaters, switches, table/pedestal fans and air coolers. It is also engaged in electrical contracts with the Government.
Delhi Government had issued notices to this company on December 18, 2013 stating that registration of dealer needs to be cancelled with effect from January 1, 2014 as they have filed returns showing nil gross turnover for at least last one year, which shows they have ceased to carry out any economic activity, which would entitle them to be registered as a dealer under DVAT Act, 2004.
The allegations of financial misdemeanour against AAP by the BJP, partly hiding behind an eponymous vigilante group, unequivocally exposes the national party’s anxiety over its fate in Delhi and its own immorality when it comes to political donations. According to AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM), AAP received four donations of Rs50 lakh each from bogus companies. Showcasing what they claimed were screenshots from AAP’s website, AVAM said, “All these four donations of Rs50 lakh each were received on April 5, 2014 at 12.00 am. All the four companies mentioned on the AAP website are bogus,” while questioning AAP’s funding routes. “AAP made dummy entries to evade tax,” AVAM went on to accuse. “AAP is indulging in money laundering,” AVAM alleged.
The Pioneer had carried a story of bogus dealers registered with Delhi Government’s VAT in 2014, causing huge loss to the Government exchequer.