Markets close in Jaipur after ‘surprise visit’ by income tax officials
Federation of Rajasthan Trade and Industry has called a bandh in Jaipur to protest against the ‘visits’ by I-T officialsjaipur Updated: Nov 11, 2016 21:01 IST
Shops in Johari Bazar and other markets in Jaipur remained closed on Friday to protest against the surprise visits by income tax officials.
Rajasthan Sarafa Traders Committee president, Kailash Mittal said the income tax officials were visiting the shops without any prior information. “To protest against this, all jewellers in the city have kept their establishments closed.”
Federation of Rajasthan Trade and Industry (FORTI) also has called a bandh in Jaipur to protest against the ‘visits’ by the income and sales tax departments.
FORTI president Suresh Agarwal said: “95% shops are closed in the city. They are unnecessarily harassing the traders and businessmen.”
The allegedly surprise visit by the I-T officials come in the wake of the reports that black money hoarders went on a spree buying gold jewellery on November 8 after Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were declared illegal by the central government.
According to sources, the I-T department has conducted survey on two jewellery shops in the city that created commotion among the jewellers and other traders.