Tax officials make surprise checks at Punjab Cricket AssociationMarch 20th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), March 20 (IANS) The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has come under the scanner of the Income Tax (IT) department, which conducted a surprise check at its office in Mohali, officials said Friday.
“IT officials have collected some documents from us. We had made available every document that they demanded from us,” G.S. Walia, joint secretary of PCA, told IANS Friday.
“There was nothing controversial about this survey as they just collected data about our revenues and expenditures. This scrutiny seems to be a part of making a new policy for including sport bodies under the ambit of income tax department,” he added.
The IT officials, headed by a commissioner-rank officer, reached the PCA stadium, around 10 km from Chandigarh, Thursday afternoon and their operation went for nearly 12 hours.
During the check, the stadium’s main gates were closed and nobody was allowed to enter the premises, which had a heavy deployment of police personnel.
P.K. Chopra, chief commissioner, IT department, Chandigarh region told media persons Friday” “It was a part of our routine checks and surveys. Right now we cannot say anything as a report would be formed after verifying all the details collected from there.”
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