IT team conducts "survey" at PCA on IPL
A day after conducting a survey at the IPL headquarter in Mumbai, the Income Tax sleuths carried out a similar operation at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium here to examine the books of accounts today.india Updated: Apr 17, 2010 02:05 IST
A day after conducting a survey at the IPL headquarter in Mumbai, the Income Tax sleuths carried out a similar operation at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium here to examine the books of accounts today.
A five-member team of the Investigation Wing of the IT department conducted the "survey" taking suo motu action in the light of the survey conducted by their counter parts in Mumbai, Director (Investigation) of the IT Department Pawan Parmar told PTI this evening.
"We are conducting a survey operation to look into and examine the IPL account which are suspected to be maintained here," she said adding that so far no incriminating document had been recovered.
"This operation is being done under section 131 A (survey) of the Income Tax Act," she said.
"The action has been taken by us suo motu in the light of the Mumbai survey conducted by our counterparts yesterday," she said.
President and Secretary of the PCA I S Bindra and M P Pandove are members of the IPL Governing Council.
PCA Treasurer G S Walia said the Income Tax officials had come to the stadium as part of their country-wide drive to collect data relating to the IPL.
"It is not a raid by the IT officials," he said also denying that the visit of the IT officials had anything to do with the fact that IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi was a Vice President of the PCA during 2004-08.
"We are providing whatever details that are being asked by the IT officials. All the queries of the IT team will be answered as we have nothing to hide," Walia said.