Directorate of Income Tax Investigation, NER has exceeded all previous records of cash seizures made during general elections in the North East.
During this Lok Sabha elections, the Directorate has made cash seizure exceeding Rs. 8 crores till 22nd April, which is nearly 7 times the previous haul.
Notably, Cash seizures of Rs. 1.21 crores was made by Income Tax during Election Expenditure Monitoring for 2014 elections.
Principal Director of Income Tax Investigation for NER, Sanjay Bahadur has attributed this phenomenal outcome to timely preparation for the polls and identification of expenditure sensitive locations in consultation with state authorities and police and to gathering of ground intelligence by Directorate investigators.