IT dept conducts surveys against 2 firms in terror-hit areas of Kashmir valley

SRINAGAR: The Income Tax Department on Thursday carried out surveys against two business houses in the militancy-hit areas of the Kashmir Valley for alleged tax evasion running into crores of rupees, officials said.

They said tax sleuths from income tax offices in Chandigarh and Rajasthan were flown in here for carrying out the surprise checks, an exercise undertaken in the militancy-infested Valley first time in 16 years.

About eight premises, including godowns, of the two companies were searched at Pampore and Pulwama in south Kashmir and in the State capital here. (AGENCIES)