Times of India | 1 month ago | 02-08-2022 | 04:51 pm
AHMEDABAD: The income-tax department recently conducted searches at various locations, including Gujarat, and unearthed huge unaccounted transactions. The raids were conducted on the premises of a business conglomerate on July 20 in Kheda, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, reported ANI. During the raid, incriminating evidence of large-scale tax evasion has reportedly surfaced. While the unaccounted transactions of over Rs 1,000 crore were unearthed, the I-T has also recovered unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs 24 crore. Further probe in the matter is underway.
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut kicked off the week by sharing a childhood picture on Instagram where she sported short hair and said that her uncles from the army background called her Indira Gandhi.The actress, who is currently shooting for the biopic titled ‘Emergency’, wrote in her story, “It’s uncanny growing up… Many of my relatives called me Indira Gandhi probably because of my hair style #emergency”.She shared another picture and wrote: “I didn’t follow anyone’s hairstyle as a kid I went to the village barber on my own and guided him to do hair cut that I liked it short… this inspired many jokes in the family especially all uncles from army background called me Indira Gandhi… #emergency”‘Emergency’, as the title suggests, is all about the state of national emergency declared by Indira Gandhi on June 25, 1975. It lasted till March 21, 1977, when Janata Party was voted to power in a historic election.The film also stars Anupam Kher, Shreyas Talpade, Mahima Chaudhry and Milind Soman. The film, being presented by Manikarnika Films has been written and directed by Kangana and is produced by RenuPitti and her. The dialogues are by Ritesh Shah, prefviously assiciated with films like ‘Kahaani’, ‘Pink’ and ‘Raid’.IANS
The State Monitoring Cell (SMC) of Gujarat Police on Thursday busted a coal mixing scam that diverted imported coal and replaced the original shipment with low grade coal, causing loss to the importer.Officials said 559 metric tonnes of coal was seized along with trucks, bulldozers, mobiles and cash valued at a total Rs 1.85 crore. The raid was conducted at Mayursinh no Vado, near national highway 8A in Bhachau, Kutch. A police complaint was filed at Bhachau police station.Police arrested 15 persons including foreman Divyarajsinh Jhala, premises manager Mihir Barchha, manager Jaydipgiri Goswami, helper Basir landha and 11 drivers including Abdulkadar Ganchi, Kailash Kattara, Laxmansinh Raval, Balvirsinh Raval, Dinesh Raval, Sardarsinh Raval, Premlala Keval, Vijaysinh Kevat, Jagdish Kevat, Panchanand Yadav and Prakash Sarvaiya.SP Nirlipt Rai said the masterminds of the racket had earlier perpetrated the scam of mixing PET coke with low-quality coal. A statement from the SMC noted that Jitu Barchha, Kuldipsinh Zala, Devendrasinh Rana, Mayursinh Jadeja, Mayudin Chauhan, Raghav Maharaj and Mayursinh Jadeja are still absconding.Of the seizure valued at Rs 1.85 crore, 559 metric tonne Australian and Indonesian coal accounted for value of Rs 66.42 lakh, 12 vehicles 1.16 crore, 15 mobiles Rs 1.01 lakh and cash worth Rs 1.81 lakh.
AHMEDABAD: In a swipe at the Centre, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that probe agencies were being used to conduct raids for "extortion" and not to end corruption. Speaking about the purported raid conducted by "three policemen" at the AAP's office in Ahmedabad on Sunday, Kejriwal claimed the policemen were asking about money. "We are a poor party with no money. The policemen searched our office for two hours and left. They were asking our people about money. They left when we said there was no money. Today, the Ahmedabad police said no raid took place. This is surprising," he said. "What is going on in this country? Is this how a policiya sarkar (police state) works? Police are entering any house or office without valid papers," he questioned while speaking at a town hall in Ahmedabad in poll-bound Gujarat. The Ahmedabad police had refuted the claim of AAP that its office was raided on Sunday. Kejriwal said the country cannot progress until businessmen are free from the fear of raids. He urged the business sector in the state to support AAP in the Assembly polls, due in December this year, as a victory would mean the AAP has three chief ministers (Delhi, Gujarat, and Punjab), which will allow its voice to be heard by the Centre for simplification of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). "They are scaring people through agencies not to end corruption but for extortion. All the agencies are being used for extortion. Until the businessmen of the country are rid of fear and can do business freely, the country will not progress," Kejriwal said. The AAP government will be corruption-free and will ensure people can do business freely without fear of raids as well as works towards simplification of the GST process at the state and Central levels, the AAP leader claimed. He said the party will have three chief ministers if it wins in Gujarat and "when the three CMs raise their voice before the Centre, we will be heard more". Attacking the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Kejriwal said, "They are doing their best to spread lies across the country that Kejriwal is involved in liquor scam, Manish Sisodia is behind Rs 144 crore corruption. They conducted raids on his house and could not even find Rs 10,000." Raids on the AAP at several places, including Gujarat, have yielded nothing as the party and its individuals are honest and do not take money, Kejriwal claimed. "They found nothing in the houses of Manish Sisodia and Satyendra Jain. They keep talking about such things. The public is watching. When we formed government in Delhi, we stopped all the raids," he said.
New Delhi, Sep 12 (PTI) The AAP Monday said it has proof of the "illegal" raid by police at its office in Ahmedabad and would show it if Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is ready to answer all questions about the searches.The Aam Aadmi Party"s assertion came after the Gujarat Police denied that any raid was conducted at the Arvind Kejriwal-led party"s office in Ahmedabad on Sunday evening."Police conducted an illegal raid yesterday at the party"s office in Ahmedabad. They forcibly entered the office and carried out searches for two hours without any warrant or court order," AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj told a press conference at the party headquarters here.The police team searched all computers, went through all the documents kept at the party office and interrogated people there, he claimed.But the Ahmedabad police is now denying it as its raiding team did not find anything against the AAP during the "illegal" searches conducted at the party"s office, Bharadwaj said."We have evidence to prove the illegal raid and searches carried out by police at our party office in Ahmedabad. Our people know the police officers who went there. We are ready to present the evidence if the Gujarat chief minister agrees to hold a press conference and answer all the questions pertaining to the raid," he said. PTI PK NSD NSDYour support to NYOOOZ will help us to continue create and publish news for and from smaller cities, which also need equal voice as much as citizens living in bigger cities have through mainstream media organizations.
AHMEDABAD: Wadaj police have registered a case against three contractors of Akhbarnagar metro station after eight children were found to be working at the site. These children, residents of Dahod and Banswada in Rajasthan, were allegedly hired as child labourers. A case has been registered under the Juvenile Justice Act, The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act and under section 374 of the IPC (unlawful and compulsory labour). The complaint was filed by Shital Pradip, a resident of Satellite, and the state coordinator of an NGO working for children. The complainant stated that they received a tip-off that children were being employed by the contractor of the Metro station. On Wednesday afternoon, a team of NGO officials, city police, CID Crime, railway officials carried out a raid at the spot. The team was accompanied by human rights counsellor Vishal Gupta. The team rescued eight children including six girls in the age group of 13–15. They were natives of Dahod and Banswada in Rajasthan. Pradip, in her complaint, stated that these children were paid Rs 300 a day and had been employed five days ago. They were being made to work from 9.30am to 6.30pm, the complainant alleged. The cops have registered a case against the contractors Madiya Bhariyo, Prema Jena and Manila Jena.