Raid is part of Modi Governments drive to tame “consultants” and “lobbyists” of power corridors.
Sources in the I-T department have stated that their search threw up certain documents regarding several other properties of the lawyer, besides his investments allegedly in the shell companies.
The “search“ on the lawyer by the Income Tax Department coincides with its drive against the “consultants“, “lobbyists“ and others from aviation, infrastructure and defence Departments.
The IT Department searches on the lawyer’s premises have come within a week of the closure on September 30 of the Government’s Income Declaration Scheme,which was a four-month window for declaring unaccounted money.
It is likely that IT department will move on to high-profile targets who are suspected of having huge amounts of undeclared money but have failed to avail window offered by the Income Tax Department.