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CBI raids top Income Tax officials

Residential and official premises of the IT officials as well as chartered accountant were searched

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Publish Date: Jun 23 2016 7:02AM | Updated Date: Jun 23 2016 12:51PM

CBI raids top Income Tax officials

 Central Bureau of Investigation has registered cases against top nine Income Tax officials, including Principal Commissioner Income Tax, Delhi - S K Mittal. The cases were registered for allegedly indulging in corruption.

 
The agency searched 17 locations in different cities including, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Khammam and performed raid on the residential and official premises of the IT administrator as well as their chartered accountants to recover the documents.
 
Sources said that CBI recovered many questionable documents related to the properties, black money and jewelry. The properties worth more than 2 crore, 16 lakh in cash and about 4.25 kg of gold jewelry with 13 kg of silver articles, recovered from one of the officials. From another official, CBI claimed to have recovered fixed deposit receipts which are close to 70 lakh. 
 
There is a long list of officials where CBI raided on Wednesday and registered a case against. The list includes Income Additional Commissioner, Bengaluru T N Prakash; Deputy Commissioner, Chennai, R V Haroon Prasad; Deputy Commissioner, Chennai, S Murali Mohan; Commissioner, Chennai, Vijayalakshmi.
 
Other names are Additional Commissioner, Mumbai, S Pandian; Commissioner (DR) ITAT, Mumbai,G Lakshmi Baraprasad; Additional Director General (Systems-4), Ghaziabad, Vikram Gaur; and, Additional Director (Investigation), Mumbai, Rajendra Kumar.