Central government opens another front to fight social enemies
New Delhi: While the battle on one front is not over, the Modi government at the Centre has opened another front. Fighting the opposition on denomination issue , the government has simultaneously launched an offensive against persons holding Benami properties.
According to top official sources, as many as 200 teams have been created to identify such properties in different parts of the country and collect other details.
The government has taken this action in view of the report that a good part of the black money earned by individuals or groups has been invested in properties-- real estate. The teams have already moved to different areas and begun inquiry.
Since most of these investments in Benami properties have been made in areas close to the national highways and well-known localities, the teams are making inquiries into shops and other establishments which have come up in these parts.
These teams are in touch with the government agencies which are involved in allotment of land and properties to different groups and individuals.
On the basis of information provided by them the teams will act. It will verify the facts and details given by them and submit their reports to the government for further action.
All those officials and non-officials who have purchased properties not in their own names and whose property values do not match with their known sources of income are likely to face the music. The government is also in touch with top jewellers.
Besides real estate, black money has been invested in gold and bullion markets. The zero-balance Jan Dhan Yojna , in which black-money holders have deposited money too, is already under government's radar.
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