I-T dept crackdown on bureaucrats in UP, Uttarakhand

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The officials of the Income Tax Department have reportedly conducted several raids on properties owned by the government officials and stumbled upon crores of rupees of unaccounted cash in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

The IT department officials have raided 20 locations in the past two days in both the states.

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Reports say that during the raid at the premises of a local body chairman in Siddhart Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, the officials found Rs 10 crore worth undisclosed money.
This crackdown has also revealed that an officer in Noida, UP, had made a payment towards property worth Rs two crore in the name of his wife.

An illegal collusion between a contractor and a PSU official also came to light during raids in Uttarakhand.

The IT department conducts raids whenever it has suspicion of illegal cash transactions and money being hoarded by illicit means.

Earlier in April, the IT Department carried out raids on properties belonging to a Karnataka minister as well as Karnataka Congress' women's wing president in various locations across the state.

In Belagavi, the residence of Laxmi Hebbalkar, the president of Congress' women's wing in Karnataka was raided. Karnataka Minister for Small Scale Industries, Ramesh Jarkiholi's properties in Gokak and Bengaluru were also raided. Apart from him, properties of the minister's brother, Lakhan, as well as his associate Ali, were also searched.

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