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Diary expose: Congress MLC accuses IT dept of fraud, files complaint

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Almost a year after raids were conducted at his residence in Bengaluru, Congress MLC Govindaraj has filed a complaint against the officials of Income Tax Department. In his complaint dated February 28, the MLC has alleged that officials from the Income Tax department planted documents that did not belong to him. He further alleges that the documents thus planted and seized were leaked in a fraudulent and treacherous manner instead of maintaining secrecy.

Congress MLC Govindaraj

It may be noted that the complaint has been filed only after a diary, said to belong to the Congress MLC was made public and details of alleged bribes were noted in the same. Govindaraj had claimed that neither the diary nor the handwriting in it belonged to him as soon as the details of the diary were made public. In his complaint, that has been filed almost a yer after raids at his residence, Govindaraj has accused the I-T Department of not only wrongfully detaining him in Goa but planting evidence during raids and wrongfully leaking information to his rivals. The complaint coming only after allegations of bribery details noted in the diary surfaced have raised many eyebrows. Questions are being raised on why the MLC chose to not act for the last one year and filed a complaint only now when raids were in fact carried out in March 2016.

The Indiranagar police have already filed a FIR in this regard under sections 166(a), 193, 182, 341, 109, 466, 199, 406, 218, 409, 457, 120B, 34, 380, 472 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code. Some of the sections involve punishment for wrongful restraint, production of false information, punishment for false evidence, forgery of record of Court, punishment for criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy.

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