I-T recovers Rs 10 crore cash, gold from UP officer’s premises

IT department has conducted searches against four bureaucrats based in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand over the last three days.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: April 20, 2017 6:47 pm
income tax, income tax department, IT dept, Uttar Pradesh, UP, UP beaurocrat, tax, income tax raid, UP beaurocrat iT raid, Noida, India news, indian express news The official added that I-T teams, which began the searches early morning, have recovered Rs 10 crore cash and ten kgs of gold from the Noida residence of the Additional Commissioner of state Sales Tax department. (File photo)

The Income Tax department on Thursday recovered over Rs 10 crore cash and about ten kgs of gold after it conducted searches on the premises of a senior Uttar Pradesh bureaucrat. The tax sleuths also raided at least four premises of a former OSD of Noida Authority in Noida near here as part of its black money crack down against government servants, a senior official said.

The official added that I-T teams, which began the searches early morning, have recovered Rs 10 crore cash and ten kgs of gold from the Noida residence of the Additional Commissioner of state Sales Tax department. The officer is posted in Kanpur at present, they said.

In the second search at Noida, the department recovered some documents and is searching various premises and bank lockers associated to the former Officer on Special Duty OSD) of the Noida Authority.

The department has launched operations against bureaucrats and government servants few days back and has detected undisclosed income worth over Rs 20 crore till now.

It has conducted searches against four bureaucrats based in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand over the last three days.

Official sources had said raids were carried out in the last two days against four government functionaries in these states including against a general manager of the Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam Ltd (UPRNN) in Dehradun for alleged “misuse of official position” and subsequent charges of tax evasion.

“Documents showing undisclosed investments in farm houses spread over hundreds of bighas and immovable properties in other cities have been seized,” a senior official had said.

The tax sleuths have also made an inventory of some costly assets and posh vehicles like Range Rover, an Audi and a BMW car from the premises of the official and his family.

They said the I-T teams were surprised to find 15 large LED television sets fitted in the farm house which was constructed on a land earmarked to setup a factory. A well-equipped gym, a guest house and an under-construction swimming pool were found on the premises.

“The department is probing tax evasion to the tune of a few crores against the official and his associates based in Rishikesh,” they had claimed.

In an another search operation against a local body chairman in UP’s Siddharthnagar district, the department detected tax evasion to the “tune of Rs 10 crore as per preliminary estimates.”

“The Chairman owns two petrol pumps and a gas agency and has been found to be allegedly diverting development grants for personal benefits,” the official said.

The department also raided the premises of a senior official in Noida and that of a UP road transport department officer based in Kanpur.

“The Noida officer was found to have made unaccounted cash payments for purchase of immovable properties worth more than Rs 2 crore in the name of his spouse,” the official said, adding he will soon be issued summons to join investigation.

Investigation against the Kanpur-based officer is ongoing, the official added.

The department, the official said, will undertake similar action against few more bureaucrats who are on its radar for quite sometime now.

Over Rs 540 crore black money has been detected by the department in the last 15 days as part of its nation-wide operations to check tax evasion. These actions come after the closure of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY) black money window on March 31.

In the first fortnight of the new financial year that began on April 1, the taxman has conducted multiple search and survey operations on entry operators (agents using banking channels to launder funds), shell firms, government officials, real estate players and other sectors.

As per an official data compiled till April 15, the department has carried out “over 250 searches and survey operations where the taxman raided at least 300 shell firms and detected more than Rs 540 crore of black money.”

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    Mohalkar Vikas
    Jul 14, 2017 at 4:59 pm
    Get free
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      Vijay Kaul
      Apr 21, 2017 at 3:22 am
      Bravo IT department. No compromise now. Along with these bureaucrats also raid the IT officer of their wards. It wouldn't have been possible without their connivance. Not to talk of the Minister in charge or CM concerned.
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        Pradip Naik
        Apr 20, 2017 at 11:40 pm
        Most of the Govt employees are dishonest & corrupt so are the politicians like Lalu Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Sonia hi. P Chidambaran etc. These has happened during 53 years out of 67 years Congress rule in India. Those corrupt persons must be executed & their properties to be seized. Yeh sub Choro ko Fansi de deni chahye then the country will be free of corruptions & po tion will be less. Jai Hind. Jai NAMO & Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
        1. J
          Apr 20, 2017 at 8:11 pm
          All babus, ministers, MPs MLAs, MLCs, corporation and muni l councillors, all politicians including a ward member of muni lity ALL OVER INDIA, should be raided. Then the dream of our PM "Depositing 15L in each and every Indian's account" will come true. 10000000
          1. G
            Apr 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm
            Good work. It is a known fact that most of the black money and corruption is from government employees. Either they will have cash, property or gold. I don't know if we have a whistleblower protection, and rewards provisions. Anyone who comes with reliable information about black money should get 10 reward. Then see how much black money comes out, and how many people get exposed.
            1. S
              Apr 20, 2017 at 7:33 pm
              Action of IT is apperectated. However It is a well known fact that IT Department i sone among the corrupt department , so far how many IT persons were caught. It is some thing like scoring points by targeting other All India Services cadreofficers
              1. D
                Apr 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm
                At last, the government is going after corrupt bureaucrats. Similar actions are needed against IAS/IPS officials throughout India. These traitors have been looting India for a long time. Let's drag them to court and deliver swift justice. Hope these cases don't sit in courts for years on end.
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                  Shyamal Ganguly
                  Apr 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm
                  Swift justice - that won't happen. Who will drag the corrupt judges? Prashant Bhushan was forced to supply the names of 16 judges in a sealed envelope to SC 2 years ago. That envelope is in cold storage. CJ of Calcutta high court Mr. Karnan supplied 20 corrupt judges' names in a letter to the PM. Modi can't take any action.
                  1. D
                    Apr 20, 2017 at 9:09 pm
                    Dear Shyamal: Your point is well taken. When the w system is corrupt, it is extremely difficult to expose corrupt individuals including politicians, bureaucrats, police, judges, and even officials in IT department itself. Such is an irony in India. On a brighter side, though, at least some actions have been initiated.
                2. D
                  Apr 20, 2017 at 5:25 pm
                  does not make sense.. theives raiding and looting theives. who will raid IT officials??
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