Mrunal Manmay Dash

The Income Tax department sleuths raided two mining companies – Serajuddin & Co. and Yazdani International Pvt Ltd on Wednesday

The raids were reportedly carried out over income tax evasion.

Simultaneous raids were conducted at offices and residences linked to both companies in Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Barbil and Keonjhar.

IT personnel with the help of local police raided the offices of Serajuddin & Co at Keonjhar town, Joda, Barbil and Kolkata.

Another team of IT officials also raided a Kalyan Mandap linked to Serajuddin & Co.

As per reports, the sleuths verified all the documents pertaining to their income and expenditure in the closed-door raids.

This is not the first time the IT department has raided the Odisha mining companies. Earlier in 2016, IT department had raided both these companies.

(Reported By Alok Mohanty, OTV)