The Income Tax (I-T) department over the past three years have detected sum of Rs. 71,941 crore of undisclosed income as reported by the government to Supreme Court.
Unaccounted income of Rs. 71,941 crores found
Over 300 kgs of gold recovered, numerous searches undertaken
The Finance Ministry wrote an affidavit to the SC explaining in detail the amount of money recovered.
During the period of demonetization from November 9 last year to January 10 this year apart from Rs. 5,400 crore, at least 303.367 kgs of gold was too seized.
The affidavit also mentioned searches which were undertaken by the I-T department in over 2,027 groups.
Enforcement actions undertaken during demonetization
The Finance Ministry disclosed that during the period of demonetization, the I-T department made rampant seizures and searches.
Around 1,100 searches and surveys and more than 5,100 verifications were made.
The total amount recovered through these actions was of about Rs. 610 crore, including cash of Rs. 513 crore.
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