Income tax raids at 50 locations, Kamal Nath’s aide under scanner

The I-T dept is conducting searches at 50 locations, said officials. ANI

The Income Tax department on April 7 conducted raids at the residence and other premises of Praveen Kakkad, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s officer on special duty (OSD), sources said.

The raids were conducted by a team of officials, who arrived from Delhi, at Kakkad’s residence in Vijay Nagar area here and other places associated with him, sources in the I-T department said.

They said documents seized during the searches were being scrutinised in detail.

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The I-T dept is conducting searches at 50 locations, including Bhopal, Indore, Goa and 35 locations in Delhi involving more than 300 I-T officials, ANI quoted officials as saying.

Kakkad, a former Madhya Pradesh police officer, was appointed OSD to Nath after the Congress-led government came to power in the state last year.

He had earlier served as OSD to former Union minister Kantilal Bhuria during the UPA regime.

Kakkad’s family is associated with a number of businesses, including hospitality.

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