I-T division conducts searches at 39 areas to look at ‘tax evasion’ by BSE brokers, traders

NEW DELHI: The money-tax (I-T) division has performed lookups at 39 areas to check out alleged

tax evasion

by brokers and traders functioning at the

Bombay Stock Exchange

(BSE) in transactions value about Rs three,five hundred crore, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (


) stated on Saturday.

The plan-producing system for the tax division reported raids and study functions ended up undertaken on December three at 39 areas in Mumbai, Kolkata, Kanpur, Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Hyderabad and Ghaziabad.

The action was taken against brokers and traders who ended up included in facilitating lodging of profits/losses through reversal trades in illiquid inventory possibilities in fairness by-product section and also currency by-product section on the BSE, the CBDT stated in a assertion.

“The motion has unravelled the entire modus operandi which has been adopted by share brokers and traders to trade into the liquid inventory options in equity by-product phase and therefore crank out artificial losses/profit by executing reversal trades in a extremely limited span of time,” it stated.

“By this contrived methodology, the unscrupulous entities have secured desired revenue/losses, which is approximated to be much more than Rs 3,five hundred crore,” the CBDT reported.

The action also resulted into identification of the wrongful prolonged-time period cash gains taken in at minimum a few penny shares mentioned on the BSE, where the manipulated earnings utilised by the beneficiaries combination to all-around Rs 2,000 crore, it claimed, adding that unaccounted hard cash of Rs one.20 crore was also seized just after the raids.

The range of beneficiaries who have been benefitted by these manipulated transactions could be to the tune of a number of thousand scattered throughout India and endeavours are currently being designed to detect them as also the corresponding quantum of earnings evaded, the CBDT claimed.

“Incriminating” evidence recovered through the lookups and surveys is getting examined for determination of contravention of the numerous direct tax legislation, it additional.