New Delhi: The Income Tax department and
Enforcement Directorate have been asked by the government to
pull up their socks and expedite disposal of cases related to
terror financing in various parts of the country.
This was decided at a meeting chaired by Union Home
Secretary G K Pillai where he asked both the departments to
immediately inform the Home Ministry when such cases are
traced and take immediate action, official sources said.
The meeting was attended by top officials, including ED
Chief Arun Mathur and police chiefs of terrorism-affected
During the meeting, the ED and Income Tax department
were asked to route their notices through concerned police
stations and not through the district magistrates where a
delay was inevitable, the sources said.
Officials from terror-affected states expressed their
willingness in extending help to both the central agencies
which deal with cases related to tax evasion, money laundering
and contraventions of foreign exchange laws in the country and
The Home Secretary and police chiefs were of the view
that a tight vigil needs to be maintained in checking the flow
of funds through illegal means into the country, they said.