New Delhi: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and other accused in Adarsh Society scam may face more trouble ahead as the Income Tax department has began probing the trail of money used in buying ‘benami flats’ in the society.

I-T department has begun its investigation after instructions from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the entire scam.

Ashok Chavan is under scanner for allegedly purchasing three flats for himself and his relatives in the Adarsh Housing Society.

According to a senior CBI official, the investigating agency has got some evidence against Ashok Chavan and other accused.

“The question is from where they managed the money to buy such expensive flats. The assets declared by the accused to the Income Tax department are not enough to purchase the flats in the Adarsh Housing Society. It makes it clear that they have other sources of income as well which have not been declared to department,” a CBI official said.

The Income Tax department will try to find out the undeclared source of income of the accused and the department will levy threefold penalty on the undeclared income.

“We wrote to the Income Tax department last week to initiate an inquiry into the source of income of the accused. We have provided them related documents as well,” the CBI official added.

JPN/Bureau