- A total of 43 premises of three major tent and catering operators were raided by the sleuths of the Delhi investigation wing of the ITD
- The businessmen were evading tax for many years by under-reporting their sales and service charges
- The extent of evasion, in some cases, is about 100 per cent of the income earned
The department found that the operators were largely “dealing in cash” and the sleuths have seized their mobile phones on which they used to deal with their clients, through SMSes and WhatsApp chats.
“All these messages on mobile phones and documents showing undisclosed cash receipts have been seized and are being scrutinised.
“These businessmen were evading tax for many years by under-reporting their sales and service charges,” said a senior official.
Officials said about 15 bank lockers of these operators have also been frozen and the amount of black money or undisclosed income detected in this case could go well over the prima facie estimate of Rs 100 crore.
“Some of these entities have also claimed bogus expenses in the form of purchases from shell companies,” the official said.
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The extent of evasion, in some cases, is about 100 per cent of the income earned, he said.
The department is also scanning the list of those high-profile clients who were dealing with these caterers and pandal services by paying in cash, the official said.