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DNMUM436068 | 5/8/2019 | Author : Abraham Thomas | WC :353 | India

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The Supreme Court slammed the Income Tax department on Tuesday after learning that it never followed up on Rs 303 crore unaccounted cash seized in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. It said the raids before polls were simply to terrorise people.
A bench of Justices NV Ramana and Mohan M Shantanagoudar was upset that the I-T department did not even have state-wise figures of cash seized and had to rely on data put up in the Election Commission’s website.
Rapping the I-T on the knuckles for doing nothing to find the source of this illicit cash, the bench said, “Is this the state of affairs that the government does not know how many cases are there of illegal cash seizure. What is your mighty Income tax department doing
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