Doctor surrenders Rs 60 lakh after IT survey

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 28: A renowned doctor today surrendered Rs 60 lakh after survey by Income Tax Department in his clinic situated in Gujjar Mandi area of Rajouri.
Reliable sources told EXCELSIOR that a team of Income Tax Department led by ITO Rajouri Ramesh Sharma conducted survey in the clinic of Dr Abdul Rashid Choudhary and impounded a number of documents.
The preliminary scrutiny of the documents revealed that Dr Rashid, a General Physician was suppressing the number of patients visiting his clinic in order to conceal the income. It also came to the fore that doctor was utilizing the concealed income in the construction of a hotel near Darhali Bridge, which is almost complete now.
Finding himself in the trouble, the doctor surrendered Rs 60 lakh as undisclosed income.
“Even after surrender of such a huge money, detailed scrutiny of the impounded documents will be conducted by the Income Tax Department”, sources said while disclosing that more doctors, who fall in the list of habitual tax evaders will be targeted by the Income Tax Department in the coming days.