Rumour of Delhi VAT department conducting raids are completely false: Kejriwal

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday clarified that there was no truth in his government’s VAT department conducting raids on city’s traders.

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Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal said, “Rumour that Del VAT dept doing raids. Completely false. No raids by VAT. If anyone claims to be from VAT, ask for his ID n report to police.”

Kejriwal’s clarification came after rumours on social media suggested that the VAT department had begun conducting raids on city’s shops and offices.

On Friday, jewellers had shut their shops in the national capital after the Income Tax Department yesterday carried out surveys following reports of alleged profiteering and tax evasion by traders and other operators in reported conversion of demonetised notes.

The survey operations were carried out yesterday in at least four locations in the national capital, including the popular Dariba Kalan, Chandni Chowk and Karol Bagh.

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