I-T Department sets up control room ahead of elections

The investigation wing of the Income Tax Department has set up a 24 x 7 control room to receive information and complaints on unaccounted money used for electioneering in Tamilnadu and Puducherry. Inviting all those who had information about ‘movement of large amount of cash and other valuables,’ to pass it on to them, the department said its mandate is to take proactive steps to discover and seize unaccounted funds intended for use in elections.

Information about storage, possession or movement of cash could be passed on to the control room and identity of the persons providing the information will be kept confidential, the department said in a press release. The Office of the Director General of Income Tax (Investigation) could be reached through the toll free number 1800 425 6669, Whatsapp no 944 54 67707, e-mail [email protected] or fax 044-28276976.

NT Bureau