New Delhi: During the impressions of the people of the film world in Mumbai, the department has received some important WhatsApp chats from which cash has been detected. The Income Tax Department has also issued orders to seize seven lockers. Along with this, the department is going to issue a notice of inquiry to all these filmmakers. During the initial statements, these filmmakers could not respond to many questions of the department and now they will be called for inquiries in the department with documents. The Department of Income Tax claims that during the investigation so far, there may be an alleged fraud of Rs 350 crores.
The Income Tax Department on Wednesday raided 28 locations in Mumbai and Poona for alleged income tax evasion in Phantom Films. The raid took place with film producer Anurag Kashpak actor Taapsee Pannu, Madhu Mentena of Quan Company etc. According to the Income Tax Department, during the investigation of the annual income tax returns of Phantom Films, the department was suspicious and based on that suspicion, these raids were started.
The CBDT top official refused to reveal the identity of the owner of these lockers and said that the raids are still going on. According to the Income Tax Department, during the investigation so far, cash transactions worth crores of rupees have also been found from an actor.
According to the sources of the Income Tax Department, during the raid, some important WhatsApp officials have also been found by the Income Tax Department, who have come to know about the cash transaction during the investigation. A top official of the Income Tax Department said that during the raid, several electronics devices were investigated, from where these suspicious messages and other important information were found.
A top official of the Income Tax Department said that raids on these film personalities have been killed under the Income Tax Department Act 132 and an official search warrant was also issued under it so that no one can question the action of the Income Tax Department. Sources said that during the raids, these film personalities were interrogated during the initial period and statements were also recorded.