No raids by Delhi’s VAT dept: CM Arvind Kejriwal to traders

"Rumour that Del VAT dept doing raids. Completely false. No raids by VAT. If anyone claims to be from VAT, ask for his ID n report to police (sic)," the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: November 11, 2016 9:56 pm
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the VAT department was not carrying out raids on traders and termed as “completely false” such whispers as he appealed to the city’s shopkeepers to report to police if anyone claimed to be from the agency. Kejriwal’s appeal came a day after the I-T department carried out raids in Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh and Dariba Kalan in Delhi in the wake of reports of alleged profiteering and subsequent tax evasion by traders while converting demonetised currency notes in an illegal manner.

“Rumour that Del VAT dept doing raids. Completely false. No raids by VAT. If anyone claims to be from VAT, ask for his ID n report to police (sic),” the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted. “Modi-ji gets raids carried out on everyone here, but does not do so on his friends,” he said in another tweet, taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Earlier in the day, a section of city traders, led by AAP’s Trade Wing convenor Brijesh Goel, met Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in this regard. Sisodia told them the VAT department was not carrying out raids and that the Income Tax department was involved in such act instead. The government has also started two helpline numbers — 155055 and 1800110066 — for traders to seek any clarification in this regard.

On Thursday, shopkeepers in Chandni Chowk area had shut their shops early following “rumours” of raids by the Income Tax department. On Friday as well, most of traders did not open their shops fearing action.

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    IML sood
    Nov 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm
    Oh joker Khujl, the balloon of whatever false propoa enacted to remove corruption enacted by you and your party has been burst, no such tactics will work now .The last piece of ground on which Aaptards were standing has been slipped away, no future false promise to the public will work. What a great fall in gutter.
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      Nov 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm
      It is clear Arvind Kejriwal is not at all interested about uprooting/Unearthing black money in India but try to stop it.That is why he is known as newly born a Crook Politician in Indian Politics. He has no principle except he uses corruption and Black money matter as a ladder to come to power.Anna Hazare has Appreciated the move and steps taken taken by Modi Govt in removing Rs.500/1000 Currency notes from Circulation and introducing new Notes. Aam Aadmi/.Middle cl and educated youths(see their comments on him internet/News Papers) who supported him blindly to come to power has already started drifting from him and his Party due to is activties against national interest and everyone knows him as hungry for power.
      1. A
        Nov 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm
        Arvind Kejriwl wants to Puncture all good steps taken by Modi Govt whether it is on corruption or Black Money by his outburst in public.By this activties he lost his respect and Credibility which he had three years back during movement of Janlokpal Bill, undertaken by Anna Hazare.
        1. D
          Nov 11, 2016 at 6:29 pm
          People know you are just a Joker....People are not expecting any help from you...You do not have any vision except create problems for others....
          1. T
            truth is
            Nov 11, 2016 at 7:24 pm
            BIGGEST CROOK CLOWN of of new age.
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