The I-T department will shortly summon high officers of the Madhya Pradesh executive, politicians and family of Chief Minister Kamal Nath as section of its probe into an alleged “frequent and successfully-organised” hawala racket of about Rs 281 crore unearthed all over the Lok Sabha polls, sources talked about on Tuesday.
Officers talked about the Profits Tax (I-T) department can even challenge notices for look to about a of Nath’s cease aides primarily based in enlighten capital Bhopal and his constituency, Chhindwara, as section of its motion to widen the probe into the case.
Because the money and the hawala deals had “sure links” to the ballotcourse of, primarily based on sources, the Election Commission (EC) will challenge notices to sure Congress candidates who contested basically the most unusual parliamentary polls from varied seats in Madhya Pradesh.
Their names figured in an I-T appraisal file piquant by the department after raids had been conducted at 52 locations within the enlighten and in Delhi perfect month.
The file had already been submitted to the EC and the Central Board of Explain Taxes (CBDT), the sources talked about.
Nath and his aides had earlier termed the I-T motion against them as malicious.
“All these unfounded statements of theirs (I-T department)…they themselves make statements. They themselves give it to the clicking. So, if they are playing politics, successfully…there may perhaps be no longer a discontinuance to politics,” the chief minister had instructed PTI.
The probe within the topic wanted to be widened and of us whose role within the case had been detected wanted to be confronted with sure paperwork and varied pieces of proof, and their statements wanted to be recorded, the sources talked about.
Senior bureaucrats of no longer lower than half of-a-dozen executive departments of the enlighten, Congress politicians, heads of some enlighten executive-appointed federations, promoters of business groups, members of the family and business partners of Nath and his businessman brother-in-legislation and his aides, collectively with vulnerable OSDs Pravin Kakkar and R K Miglani, had been expected to be known as for questioning, they added.
This can no longer be done till now as a assortment of them talked about they had been busy with ballot-associated works, the sources talked about.
The I-T department, in its file submitted to the EC and the CBDT, has chronicled the proof aloof all over the 2-day-long raids, primarily based on which the ballotpanel has asked the Department of Personnel and Practicing (DoPT) to think into consideration asking the CBI for a probe because the allegations of this illegal money switch all over the polls “had total proof and the fees are predominant”.
The DoPT is the nodal department for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and it’ll advocate the company to think up cases of corruption for investigation.
The sources talked about the tax department had chanced on that expansive amounts of cash, sourced illegally from executive departments within the enlighten, had been allegedly ragged to manufacture the hawala ring and also for the election prices of no longer lower than 11 Congress candidates in Madhya Pradesh.
The EC, sources within the ballotpanel talked about, would think motion as soon as it got the expenditure statements from these candidates in a couple of month’s time. If a mismatch within the steady expenditure and what turned into as soon as shown within the records turned into as soon as chanced on, a verbalize-cause witness may perhaps be issued to the candidate eager by the EC, asking why must he no longer be disqualified from contesting future polls for submitting fraudulent yarn statements, they talked about.
On April 8, the CBDT had talked about the I-T department had detected a “frequent and successfully-organised” hawala racket of about Rs 281 crore all over raids against the cease aides of Nath, a senior Congress leader and the president of the birthday celebration unit in Madhya Pradesh, and others.
It had talked about the I-T sleuths had recovered Rs 14.6 crore of “unaccounted” money and seized diaries and computer recordsdata of suspect payments made between Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.
A CBDT assertion had talked about the department had also detected a inch of Rs 20 crore suspect money allegedly being moved to the “headquarters of a serious political birthday celebration in Delhi” from the home of a predominant one who lived on Tughlaq Twin carriageway within the national capital, home to many VIPs.
“Searches in Madhya Pradesh safe detected a frequent and successfully-organised racket of assortment of unaccounted money of about Rs 281 crore by varied persons in varied walks of existence, collectively with business, politics and public service,” the CBDT had talked about.
It, on the opposite hand, had neither identified the political birthday celebration nor the senior functionary. The assertion had added that records of assortment and disbursement of cash “within the fabricate of hand-written diaries, computer recordsdata and excel sheets had been chanced on and seized and those corroborated the above findings”.
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