Amid Congress disaster, I-T raids in opposition to Rajasthan biz teams


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 13

Amid political instability in Rajasthan, the Income Tax (IT) Department right now carried out large search operations in 4 cities, together with Delhi and Jaipur, in a tax evasion case in opposition to the state-based Jewellers and a hydropower infrastructure firm.

State Congress VP’s showroom searched

In Jaipur, I-T groups searched the Amrapali Jewellers showroom, which is believed to be owned by Rajasthan Congress vice-president Rajiv Arora. Sources mentioned premises linked to Dharmendra Rathore, a former chairman of the state seed company, had been additionally searched

Even as I-T officers refused to say something concerning the political hyperlinks of these searched, the raids by the way have come at a time when the state is witnessing an intense energy tussle between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot.

The I-T groups searched the Amrapali Jewellers showroom in Jaipur, which is believed to be owned by Rajiv Arora, who’s reported to be the vice-president of the Rajasthan Congress. Sources mentioned premises linked to Dharmendra Rathore, a former chairman of the state seed company, had been additionally searched.

The officers mentioned the tax raids had been launched early morning in Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Kota and premises of the promoters and homeowners of a bunch firm had been lined. At least 80 tax sleuths other than police officers had been a part of the groups that carried out the raids, they added.

Sources mentioned the division launched the raids on the idea of inputs of alleged enormous money transactions and under-reporting of earnings by the corporate, which was awarded a contract to construct a dam in Rajasthan in 2018.

The division additionally searched a luxurious resort whose shareholder is one RK Sharma, who’s going through an ED probe for alleged violation of foreign exchange legal guidelines associated to remittance of over Rs 96 crore from Mauritius.



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