Meticulous and diligent tax payers waiting for refunds at the end of the financial year would be shocked at this: money meant for refunds is suspected to have been diverted to some fake accounts and the authorities have initiated a police probe into the racket.

As many as 10 complaints have been filed by the tax authorities with the Delhi Police against some data-entry operators who are suspected to have diverted the money meant for refunds last year, a government official said on condition of anonymity.

The FIRs, filed with the Indraprastha Estate Police Station, near the headquarters of the Income-Tax Department, Delhi, named the operators hired by the department for processing returns in the capital.


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