A new scam has been unearthed by the Income Tax Department which has taken place in Tamil Nadu. What the IT department has unearthed is indeed scary because the corrupts this time looted the money that was allotted to feed the hungry stomachs of young kids in schools.
A report said “Analysis of electronic storage devices and documents seized from the premises of Tiruchengode-based Christy Friedgram Industry, its employees and others in July has revealed payment of kickbacks to the tune of ₹2,400 crore to top politicians, senior bureaucrats and their family members in recent years”.
After this scam was unearthed by the IT department, the officials have started issuing summons to the suspected beneficiaries of the scam. It is said that after the investigation intensifies, few of the powerful politicians will get exposed.
A top investigator speaking on this said “The documents that we have seized include the book of accounts for many years that show payments made to politicians, bureaucrats and others, mostly in code, over a period of time. In a few cases, the names of the family members of bureaucrats who held key posts figured in the list of beneficiaries. Payments to the tune of a few crores of rupees were made to some beneficiaries through online bank transfers. The rough estimate of the kickbacks works out to ₹2,400 crore”.
An official said “Searches conducted at the residence of an IAS officer whose involvement in the scam was suspected had also yielded incriminating documents. Some of the files seized during the raids were classified documents of the Tamil Nadu government which could not have leaked without the connivance of senior bureaucrats”.
This revelation has further rocked the Tamil Nadu political arena because months ago Tamil Nadu was hit by Gutka scam were kickbacks were paid by the manufacturers of the tobacco-based products to the politicians and bureaucrats.
Source: The Hindu