Believers Church benami land transactions in Kerala – IT Dept to investigate

Dr. KP Yohannan, the Metropolitan Bishop of Believers Church

Income Tax Department has been investigating K P Yohannan’s Believers Church land transactions conducted in various places in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Most of the land transactions were done under benami accounts. Investigation is undergoing about the source of money of these land transactions as the land owners were unable to provide the source of money. Around Rs 17 crores were seized from the Believers Church and also from various organisations under the church. The church officials were unable to provide the source of money seized. The IT Department has issued notices to the officials of the church and some other account holders regarding the same. The department has also issued notice to K P Yohannan, Bishop of Believers Church to appear personally before the IT Office in Kochi on Monday. He is reported to be in US.