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Income Tax Department sets up control room for NER for LS Election

Guwahati: 19th March, 2019

The Income Tax Department (Investigation), NER has prepared itself to deal with any reported movement of unaccounted money ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Pursuant to the notifications for holding Lok Sabha Elections 2019 by the Election Commission of India(ECI). the Investigation Directorate of the Income Tax Department, North East Region (NER) has deployed Surveillance Teams in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram. Nagaland and Tripura, Air Intelligence Units in all airports of the Seven states and a 24X7 Control Room in the state capitals in terms of instructions and guidelines issued by the ECI. The Income Tax Department is also working in close co-ordination with various teams constituted under CEOIDEOs and other law enforcement agencies.

As per the direction of Election Commission of India. the Income Tax Department is continuously gathering intelligence and keeping close surveillance over movement of cash/valuables or other items suspected to be used for bribing of electors during the ensuing Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

For this purpose, the Directorate of Income Tax (Investigation) NER. Guwahati has opened a 24 X 7 Control Room and Complaint Monitoring Cell at all the Seven States of North Eastern Region. The contact details of the said cell are:

SI. No. Sate Toll Free Complaint Number Mobile &Whatsapp
1. ASSAM 18003453561 9531107891
2. ARUNACHAL PRADESH 18003453563 9531107893
3. MANIPUR 18003453562 9531107892
4. MEGHALAYA 18003453807 9436394449
5. MIZORAM 18003453564 9531107894
6. NAGALAND 0370-2240157 9401991258
7. TRIPURA 18003453567/0381.2310072 9531107895

The IT department has requested the general public to communicate, to the said 24 X 7 Control Room, any information pertaining to black money and movement of large amount of cash/valuables etc. during the election period which may likely be used for bribing of electors.

A dedicated email id- incometax.electionner2019@omail.com has also been opened for the purpose.

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