LUDHIANA: Just a few days after the famous Pakorawala at Ludhiana declared an undisclosed income of Rs 60 lakh, Patiala’s chaatwala declares Rs 1.20-crore undisclosed income in IT raids, which baffled the tax officials.
“The owner had not filed IT returns for the past two years. After conducting a discreet survey, tracing the footfall at his shop and monitoring his supplies to other shops and marriages, we raided his Focal Point shop and found that he had made investments running into lakhs in real estate,” an I-T official who was part of the raiding team was quoted Hindustan Time as saying.
The famous chaatwala-cum-caterer is so highly in demand that it has booking offices where he takes bulk orders for marriages and other functions.
“In our survey, we have found that famous eateries are making huge money but not paying taxes according to their income. Thus, we have decided to launch this drive against tax defaulters”, said another official.