The Revenue department raided the house of a retired colonel in Meerut today, a News X report said. As per the report as many as 35 pistols and 50,000 cartridges, animal skins and parts were recovered from the house along with Rs 1 crore cash. The retired officer is on the run along with his wife and son.
Nearly 117 kg meat was also recovered from the freezer, a Times Now report said.
The latest raid comes days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to a meeting with the department to stock of anti-corruption drive after the demonetisation step and tax collected thereafter including steps collected for GST rollout.
The meeting has been convened on May 2 to review the work of revenue department with focus on steps taken against black money, official sources were quoted as saying by PTI earlier. As per the agency, among other things to be discussed in the meeting also include disclosures made in tax amnesty scheme announced after old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 were banned in November last year, the report had said.
During the meeting, with the prime minister, the department would not only present report card on disclosed black money and tax collected after noteban but also on illegal wealth collected during raids in different parts of the country.
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An update on notices sent to unusual bank deposits, which were made after the demonetisation would also be poduced before the prime minister, PTI had quoted sources as saying. According to the agency, the progress made in the anti-black money drive, called Operation Clean Money, and the tax amnesty scheme Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) would also be reviewd in the meeting. The measures planned by the tax department against tax evaders will be discussed during the meeting.