2 other places also searched in 9-hr raids in Tricity.
A couple of months after it had hit the headlines, the Instacon building which was built in 48 hours finds itself under the scanner of the Income Tax Department following a raid on Friday. Simultaneously, raids were conducted in three other places in the Tricity. During the nine-hour-long raids, the officials seized documents of hotels and IT companies.
Instacon, the 10-story building built by a resident of Chandigarh, Harpal Singh, was targeted by the income tax officials. The officials said they had seized certain documents which would be scrutinised by the officials over the next two days.
Another of Singh’s asset, the JW Marriot, Sector 35, was also on the list.
Spokesperson of Harpal Singh’s Synergy Thrislington claimed that it was just a routine check. “The I-T officials came for two-three hours and left after they cross-checked all the documents,” he said.
Apart from this, a raid was also conducted at the IEC Gensets, power solution providers based in Sector 26. There was another raid at city-based builder C S Modi’s residence in Sector 19. However, the builder’s family claimed that the raid in Sector 19 could not happen as the builder was not in town. But the I-T officials confirmed the raid.
The raids were conducted for nearly nine hours at all the places. The local police had also been involved in the raids. They had blocked the way to the places where the raids took place. In all, there were 13 raids in the entire northern region, including the state of Jammu and Kashmir.