has taken a very serious view of the matter...''
Sources said the IT Department has already approached the CBI with a request for a copy of the "political'' diary to establish whether the purported payments to politicians and MPs have been declared by the company or whether they have claimed tax exemption for the same.
Officials said the CBI has since asked IT authorities to approach the Supreme Court for the diary. A formal request from IT is expected to reach the Supreme Court by early next week.
*One lists estimated 1,000 payments purportedly made to politicians and MPs of several parties by a Birla company trust over a 10-year period
*Another shows receipts adding to Rs 100 crore
*Birla group said to have agreed to pay taxes for these
*IT wants copy of 'political' diary
*Spokesman: "Since there is an ongoing investigation into this matter, it would not be appropriate for us to comment.''