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IT Department seized Rs 34.90 lakh in Arunachal Pradesh

Guwahati, March 20, 2019:

A sum of Rs. 34.90 lakh has been seized by the Static Surveillance Team on Monday under the Income Tax Act based on intelligence report and inputs from police near Longding in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

A number of such seizures have taken place in different places during the first week of deployment by Investigation Directorate.

As per the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI) and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Directorate of Income Tax Investigation, North East Region has deployed 160 officials across Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura for monitoring expenditure during the on-going election process in the region. ECI has requisitioned their services under Article 324 of the Constitution of India. Teams of officers and inspectors are stationed as Surveillance Teams at expenditure sensitive locations across the 7 (seven) states and Investigation Directorate has activated Air Intelligence Units (AIUs) at all commercial airports in the region. Important railway stations are also under discrete watch.

The Directorate is working in close coordination with Chief Electoral Officers of states, police authorities, banks, Central Armed Police Forces like CISF and Central law enforcement agencies and are placed in a state of high alert during the election process. They are closely monitoring suspicious transactions of high amounts from banks.

Banks and District Election Officers are required to inform Investigation Directorate of all withdrawals in excess of Rs. 10 lakhs who will take prompt action under relevant laws.

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