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After 'Goonda Tax' taint, Amarinder orders crackdown

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

With allegations flying thick about ruling legislators and leaders indulging in collection of 'Tax', on Thursday ordered the of Police to crack down on the menace.

Taking note of reports of illicit collection of money from business and industry, ordered a crackdown on the "so-called Tax", a for the said on Thursday.

of Police was asked to activate all available resources to identify and take strict action against the culprits, irrespective of who they are.

"The issue was raised during the Cabinet meeting by ministers, who urged the to take cognizance of reports related to Tax being charged from businesses and industries in some parts of the state.

"said his name was being vilified in the whole process, that was adversely affecting business sentiment, which the was striving hard to promote," the said.

Responding to the concern, told the DGP to initiate immediate steps to crack down on those involved in the collection of such tax, without taking into consideration their political or other affiliations.

The Chief Minister asked the DGP to ensure that the message goes down the rank and file of the police force that no laxity or delay in the matter would be tolerated, the added.

Amarinder Singh said: "Such activities hinder the government's efforts to bring industrial and economic development back on track, and to provide a clean and transparent environment to boost industry and investment in the state."



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 21:16 IST