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UP home guard gets I-T notice over transactions worth Rs 54 crore from his bank account


By India Today News Desk: A home guard posted at the district magistrate’s office in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli received a notice from the Delhi income tax department seeking an explanation for a series of bank transactions worth Rs 54 crore by quoting his PAN details.

Shocked over the notice, the home guard denied any knowledge of such transactions and filed a complaint with the DM and SP for justice.

Sompal, a resident of the village Kudana, is currently serving as a home guard and is on duty at the DM camp office.

Sompal met DM Ravi Singh and informed him that he received a notice from the Income Tax Department in New Delhi via registered mail on April 9. The notice stated that a transaction of approximately Rs 54 crore had taken place in his name in a bank account since 2018, and that no income tax had been deposited.

Sompal claimed that he only has two bank accounts, one for his salary and the other is related to agriculture. He also owns about six acres of farmland, but has no other source of income.

(With inputs from Sharad Malik)

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