New Delhi: The Income Tax department on Wednesday
conducted searches at 17 premises of contractors who conducted
overlays works worth Rs 140 crore for the Commonwealth Games
held here last year.
According to I-T sources, the searches and survey
operations were carried out on the premises of two contractors
in Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon.
They, however, declined to divulge names of the firms
as the searches were on.
The contractors have done a host of Streetscaping work at
the Games venues and were on the radar of the I-T department
for some time.
A team of 50 officials are involved in the operation
which began early morning today, the sources said.
Both the firms were awarded contracts by the CWG
Organising Committee to the tune of Rs 67 crore and Rs 72
The I-T department last year had conducted similar
searches twice on the premises of several contractors in the
national capital and few other cities.
Sources said the department will prepare a list of
seizures and club them with the earlier cases which dealt with
the charges of alleged tax evasion in the award of contracts
for the sporting extravaganza.
The financial dealings of the CWG are also on the scanner
of other investigating agencies like CBI and ED.