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I-T raid politically motivated, Madhya Pradesh CM's OSD tells HC

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

argued before the High Court here Thursday that the income tax raid against the on special duty (OSD) to was politically motivated and without jurisdiction.

Sibal, a leader, is representing Nath's OSD

Kakkar has moved the bench of the high court seeking that the I-T department's action against him be declared as illegal.

The hearing before a bench of Justices and lasted for nearly four hours.

Sibal said the raid by the Delhi unit of the Income Tax Department on Kakkar's premises here was politically motivated, and it harmed Kakkar's reputation.

Further, the Delhi unit had no jurisdiction to conduct a raid in Indore, Sibal said.

He also questioned the legality of deployment of the (CRPF) personnel during the raid, instead of the

defended the action, saying it was perfectly legal.

As Sibal wanted to make some technical amendments to Kakkar's plea, the court asked him to file an application in this regard on Monday.

The raid at Kakkar's premises, days ahead of elections, began in the early hours of Sunday and lasted till late Monday evening.

Kakkar, a former police official, claimed that nothing objectionable was found during the search.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 21:05 IST