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Polls: IT sets up 24-hr control room to check black money flow


Mumbai: The investigation department of the Income Tax has set up a round-the-clock control room and complaint monitoring cell to check use of black money in elections.

“As per the instructions of the Election Commission of India (ECI), the IT Department has floated a helpline number for general public to alert it about any suspicious movement of large sums of cash or bullion in Mumbai,” said an IT official

The telephone numbers of the Control Room are 02222624011, 02222635511 and 02222627275.

Officials said that in cases where Income Tax authorities receive any information about movement of large amount of cash or bullion, they would investigate the cases as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act, and shall seize the cash or bullion if no satisfactory explanation is furnished.

The department also advised that public should carry necessary documentary evidence, including Identity Card and PAN card, while carrying large amounts of cash or bullion.