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IT dept conducts surveys against 2 firms in terror-hit areas of Kashmir valley

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The Thursday carried out surveys against two business houses in the militancy-hit areas of the Valley for alleged running into crores of rupees, officials said.

They said tax sleuths from income tax offices in Chandigarh and were flown in here for carrying out the surprise checks, an exercise undertaken in the militancy-infested Valley first time in 16 years.

About eight premises, including godowns, of the two companies were searched at Pampore and Pulwama in south and in the state capital here.

"The surveys are being conducted on charges of and the business premises of the assesses are being visited," a said.

The income tax teams were assisted by the CRPF for ensuring the security of the team.

The first company that was surveyed has been is that manufactures electric poles and iron structures, and is being investigated for alleged "round tripping of funds" to the tune of Rs 10-11 crore as the same was not reflected in their account books, the officials said.

The second operation was carried out against Srinagar-based Hafiz Constructions -- a company that is also into hotel business.

The company is alleged to have made "unaccounted transactions for sale of immovable properties to the tune of Rs 10 crore", they said.

The officials of the two business houses were also briefly quizzed by the tax officials, they said.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 19:10 IST