In a major setback for Shah Rukh Khan, the income tax department has provisionally attached the Alibaug farmhouse of the actor under the new Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016.
The attachment notice was issued under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act (PBPT) in December last year.
The ultra-luxurious villa sprawling over an area of 19,960 square meters has a huge swimming pool and a private helipad with a circle rate of Rs 146.7 million.
Alibaug tehsildar Prakash Sakpal said I-T officials had taken away the 7/12 land extracts. A farm land shed (built in 1986) had earlier been there, but a swimming pool constructed on the plot (188/1/B) later led to the serving of notices for violating CRZ rules.
The major allegation made in the case is that Shah Rukh had made a purchase of agricultural land in Alibaug for farming, but made a lavish property for his personal use.
In November last year, SRK’s farmhouse had come the under the radar of the income tax department.