Income Tax officials have lodged a police complaint against a Commissioner of Income Tax While Income Tax Department claims to have stepped up campaign against tax dodgers, it seems a warfare within its own ranks has weakened the offensive to unearth blackish cash.
In a massive embarrassment to department, Income Tax officials lodged a police complaint against a Commissioner of Income Tax for unauthorised entry to the investigation head-quarters department wing in Chennai. Sanjay Srivastava Income Commissioner Tax had gone to Chennai from modern Delhi and questioned investigation officials department on why they were sitting on a case of tax evasion and credit laundering to tune of Rs 100 crore related to JD Group and Vasan Eye Care, as pointed out by sources.
Whenever in straight with sources, the investigation officers hit back after lodging a complaint with police to fix Srivastava.
Mail This evening has in its possession a FIR copy. Police filed a FIR in case as the complaint was backed under the patronage of a covering letter from investigations joint director accusing Srivastava of unauthorised entry to the headquarters.
Income Commissioner Tax, Chennai, MS Rao, sent a letter to Commissioner of Police Chennai stating that case lodged against Srivastava was false and his entry to the headquarters is not unauthorized. Rao’s letter to the Police Commissioner, Chennai states. It had come to my knowledge that a false complaint is filed before Nungambakkam Police Station by Director main office key of Income Tax, Chennai alleging that there was an unauthorized entry to my bureau.
Rao, who had been pursuing the assessment in JD group case, was abruptly transferred from the post.
He got moved the Central Administrative Tribunal against his transfer. Rao has stated in his affidavit submitted to CAT on June 16, 2016 that the transfer is to punish him for not heeding higher unlawful expectations officials who wanted him to go soft on tax evaders and launderers.
In another strange development, Investigation Director V Nagaprasad, who Srivastava had questioned for not following due procedure in seizure of grey monies records pertaining to JD Group and Vasan Eye Care, abruptly planned to resign from IT Department. Nagaprasad has always been reported to have submitted his resignation on July 1, small amount of months after Rao filed the affidavit in CAT, and official records show that the request for voluntary retirement has been approved on July 24.
Eyebrows are being raised in department over the VRS rushing thru since normally it requires longer for the following approvals to come through.
Rao has as well alleged in his affidavit that former UPA finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram is related to Vasan Eye Care, and senior officials who were appointed to key positions when Chidambaram was the finance minister wanted him to go soft on case.
Chidmabaram has issued a statement. Neither any associate of my household have any equity or investment or economical interest in Vasan Eye Care, nor we, my son For example, Direct Central Board Taxes in its comment to Mail This evening stated that allegations against officers of Income Tax Department for filing false FIR have been baseless, malicious and mischievous. Particular elements was spreading false stories based upon distorted and concocted facts against special Govt functionaries. Furthermore, such allegations are duly examined and searched for to be false.
CBDT statement sent by Commissioner Ramesh Yadav further said.
Identical have been once more incorrect and misleading, while Mr MS Rao’s claims have been concerned. Govt has filed counter affidavit before CAT and the matter has usually been sub judice. Basically, Govt has filed counter affidavit before CAT and matter has been sub judice. CBDT statement sent by Commissioner Ramesh Yadav further said. Identical have been once more incorrect and misleading, while Mr MS Rao’s claims have been concerned.