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Rajora’s case turning into Centre vs state conflict?

Shahroz Afridi, Hindustan Times  Bhopal, July 05, 2013
First Published: 11:41 IST(5/7/2013) | Last Updated: 11:50 IST(5/7/2013)

The active stand taken by IAS association in Rajesh Rajora case and subsequent police complaint lodged against IT officials seems to be heading towards a Centre versus state conflict.

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Indian Revenue Services Association, Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association and Income Tax Employees Federation has urged the chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes ( CBDT) to ensure that the state government machinery should not be allowed to misuse their authority to harass officials of income tax department.

All the employees of income tax department including senior officials and other employees have unanimously passed a resolution condemning the action taken by IAS officer Rajesh Rajora.

Three prominent associations of income tax department, which represent almost all employees of income tax department, adopted a resolution on Wednesday and “strongly condemned the malicious complaint filed by IAS officer Rajesh Rajora on July 2 against some income tax officials, five years after search operations, levelling frivolous and malicious charges with ulterior motives to harm the prestige and reputation of officials of the income tax department.”

The associations have also urged chief commissioner of income tax, Bhopal and the director general of income tax (investigation) to intervene in the matter and take suitable steps to prevent any action on such ‘malicious complaint’.

A senior income tax official pleading anonymity raised questions on filing of police complaint after five years.

“It is surprising that home secretary of state government conceals information of being asked for whopping sum of Rs. 2 crore as bribe to hush up the case. Why didn’t he file the complaint or FIR then, particularly when as home secretary he had an active say in police department. It shows his intentions,” said the official. Officials of income tax department fear misuse of state government machinery against them and are taking all steps to prevent being harassed, added the official.

Sources say that IAS Officers Association and IRS Officers Association both are active in New Delhi as well to represent their views in this case to their bosses.


Officials of income tax department fear misuse of state government machinery against them and are taking all steps to prevent being harassed, added the official.

Sources say that IAS Officers Association and IRS Officers Association both are active in New Delhi as well to represent their views in this case to their bosses.


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