The Income Tax department`s proposal to issue biometric PAN cards has been put on hold so as to avoid duplication with the UID numbers to be issued by Nandan Nilekani`s Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI).
Widening its probe, the Income Tax Department, which is looking into the source of money used in a garland presented to CM Mayawati, will also investigate funds and donations received by Bahujan Samaj Party in the last few months.
The I-T department and the
Enforcement Directorate will on Tuesday submit a status report
of the probe into the multi-crore illegal investments
case involving former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda in
the High court.
The I-T department has alerted tax-payers against sharing personal financial information like PAN card number and credit cards details on the internet in the wake of a spurt in fake e-mails being sent to people.
The Income Tax department
has made cash seizure totalling Rs 70 lakh during searches on
the premises of the alleged associates of former Jharkhand
Chief Minister Madhu Koda in connection with the money
The income tax officials in the two-day long raid at the residence of IAS officer couple -- Arvind Joshi and Tinu Joshi, besides recovering Rs 3 crore in cash, also stumbled upon some foreign currency notes.
Expanding its probe
into multi-crore rupee alleged hawala and illegal investments
case against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, an
Enforcement Directorate team will leave for Mumbai tomorrow to
ascertain his alleged investments in Bollywood and some
companies set up there by him and his associates.