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Details of search by IT department in India

Posted on 24 November 2012,    
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The Income tax Department conducts search and seizure operations based on the credible companies, association of ‘persons’ which includes individuals, hindu undivided families (HUFs), firms, companies, association of persons (AoPs), body of individuals (BoIs), local authorities and any artificial juridical person who are in possession of any money, bullion, jewellery, documents or any other valuable article or thing which represents undisclosed income of the person.  These are carried out in cases of persons engaged in diversified businesses/professions spread all over the country.  The Income tax Department does not maintain Sate wise details of such operations centrally.  However, the details with reference to the jurisdictional Directorates General of Income tax (Investigation) are as under:-

Director General of Income Tax (Investigation)

No. of Search Warrants

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13(upto Sep. 30,’12)

Ahmedabad

466

585

699

296

Bangalore

160

282

272

41

Bhopal

295

197

254

122

Chandigarh

241

390

406

146

Chennai

98

262

332

138

DGIT (Intelligence & Criminal Investigation), New Delhi

50

86

128

8

Hyderabad

139

180

207

81

Jaipur

181

152

152

58

Kochi

84

65

196

17

Kolkata

422

424

318

171

Lucknow

254

474

536

137

Mumbai

334

736

758

28

New Delhi

276

606

590

199

Patna

159

72

165

24

Pune

295

341

247

74

Total

3454

4852

5260

1540

 

Evidences gathered during the search proceedings are used in assessment and reassessment of income of such persons. Prosecution is launched in appropriate cases under various provisions of the Direct Tax Laws.



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