Gujarat man who declared Rs 13,860 crore ‘income’ resurfaces


Ahmadabad, REAL ESTATE dealer Mahesh Champaklal Shah, who claimed to have declared Rs 13,860 crore under the government’s Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) and was found “missing” a couple of days ago, appeared on a local Gujarati channel on Saturday and claimed that the money was not his.

Shah, 67, said that he earned “commissions” on the money and hinted that “everything would be out soon”. He did not rule out the possibility that the amount declared would get “bigger”.

Shah also said that he left Ahmedabad 10 days ago and was in Mumbai since then, and that he had not run away anywhere. Soon after the interview, Shah was detained by Income Tax (I-T) officials.