Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CBDT chief allays fears of Arbitrary I-T searches

  • The following clarifications have been issued by CBDT:
  • No junior officer has power to conduct a search on his own
  • Proper procedure including permission from principal director general has been laid out for search
  • There will be no arbitrary searches, no additional powers given for searches or seizure
  • Satisfaction note prepared for the search is shown in the court and it is provided to the court whenever it seeks it in a sealed cover
  • The note provides the justification for the search, including evidence to support the conclusions

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