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I-T Dept raids gutkha traders

The Income Tax (I-T) department conducted raids on business establishments and residences of prominent pan-masala and tobacco-based gutkha manufacturers in 14 states on Friday.

delhi Updated: Jan 22, 2011 00:00 IST
HT Correspondent

The Income Tax (I-T) department conducted raids on business establishments and residences of prominent pan-masala and tobacco-based gutkha manufacturers in 14 states on Friday.

According to I-T official sources, the raids were conducted on 69 premises related to gutkha manufacturers. "The survey and search operations were conducted on prominent gutkha manufacturers across 14 states by more than 1,000 I-T officials," a senior I-T official said.

"We conducted operations on manufacturers' offices, godowns and residents, and we've taken documents in our possession to evaluate whether it's a case of tax evasion or concealment of income," the evasion of tax ," the official added.