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IT Department seizes Rs 34.90 lakh in Arunachal Pradesh

IT Department seizes Rs 34.90 lakh in Arunachal Pradesh

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Mar 2019, 08:39 pm

Guwahati, Mar 20 (IBNS): On directions from Election Commission of India (ECI) and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Directorate of Income Tax Investigation, North East Region has deployed 160 officials across Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura for monitoring expenditure during the on-going election process in the region.

The ECI has requisitioned their services under Article 324 of Constitution of India. Teams of officers and inspectors are stationed as Surveillance Teams at expenditure sensitive locations across the 7 (seven) states and Investigation Directorate have activated Air Intelligence Units (AIUs) at all commercial airports in the region.

Important railway stations are also under discrete watch.

Upon actionable intelligence and timely information from police near Longding in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh about interception of Rs. 34.90 lakh by Static Surveillance Team, the sleuths of Investigation Directorate swung into action and reached the spot and seized the amount on Tuesday evening under Income Tax Act.

A number of such seizures have taken place in different places during the first week of deployment by Investigation Directorate.

The Directorate is working in close coordination with Chief Electoral Officers of states, police authorities, banks, Central Armed Police Forces like CISF and Central law enforcement agencies and are placed in a state of high alert during election process.

They are closely monitoring suspicious transactions of high amounts from banks.

Banks and District Election Officers are required to inform Investigation Directorate of all withdrawals in excess of Rs. 10 lakhs who will take prompt action under relevant laws.

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)

IT Department seizes Rs 34.90 lakh in Arunachal Pradesh

India Blooms News Service
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