Group of politicians, bureaucrats illegally collecting tax on coal transportation in Chhattisgarh: ED


New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday claimed {that a} “large-scale scam” is happening in coal transportation in Chhattisgarh, wherein a bunch of politicians, officers and others are allegedly working a “parallel system of illegal tax collection”. Incomes round Rs 2-3 crore per day.

The Federal Investigation Company on Thursday arrested Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Samir Vishnoi and two others after raiding a number of locations in Chhattisgarh earlier this week. A courtroom in state capital Raipur despatched him to ED custody until October 21. The ED stated that “unaccounted” money value Rs 47 lakh and 4 kg gold jewelery had been discovered from 2009 batch IAS officer Vishnoi and his spouse.

The ED stated in an announcement that the case “pertains to a major scam in which a group consisting of senior bureaucrats, businessmen, politicians and middlemen in Chhattisgarh is illegally collecting tax of Rs 25 per tonne of coal transported. ” “It is estimated that around Rs 2-3 crore is earned from this per day,” the ED stated.

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