IT deptt raids house, office of former finance minister in Jammu, Srinagar | KNO

IT deptt raids house, office of former finance minister in Jammu, Srinagar | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, June 27 (KNO) : Income tax (IT) Department on Thursday carried out simultaneous raids at various places including eight locations of former Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather in Jammu and Srinagar. Officials told KNO that the raids were carried out on the basis of IT surveys carried out earlier in the state. They added that a large number of business establishments including residential premises of former finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather in Jammu and some prominent business houses were raided in Jammu while offices of a businessman including eight locations of Rather were searched in Srinagar. The raids started early today and continued till afternoon whereas hi-tech electronic equipment were also used by the IT officials during these raids, officials sources said. Sources said records and other evidence supporting undisclosed wealth had been seized, but there was, however, no official word about the seizures made during these raids.(KNO)