Merrut: Costly gems, unaccounted cash receipts, documents relating to unaccounted investments and evidence of manipulation of accounts have been collected from the premises of doctors and hospitals in a recent Income Tax raids conducted in few cities of Uttar Pradesh.
Few simultaneous raids were conducted in multiple cities in dozens of doctor’s residences and private hospitals of renowned doctors including one medical college. The Income Tax raids were carried out following a tip to get inputs regarding bogus operations, irregularities in accounts and undisclosed financial investments.
According to media reports, raids were carried out in the premises of Dr Rajiv Motiani and Dr Gulab Gupta of the Neo Hospital in Noida and SIPS in Lucknow, Dr Ratan Kumar Singh, owner of Charak Hospital in Lucknow, Dr Ankit Sharma’s GS Medical College and Hospital and Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital in Hapur, and his residence in Ghaziabad, Dr Bhupendra Chaudhary’s residence and clinic -Prakash Neurological Centre at Meerut, Dr Prem Kumar Khanna, owner of JPMC Hospital & Path Lab in Moradabad.
“Unaccounted tax receipts and tampering/fudging of record books and accounts are some of the things we are investigating,” an I-T official told HT.
During the raids no patients or their relatives were allowed to enter the hospital, the Income-tax department began their raid from the accounts department and later seized the files and computer hard disk to examine.
There were few doctors who could not provide the documents. In Meerut, a doctor, who is a prominent neurologist in the area was unable to produce the books of accounts which were needed, implying that there are some receipts which he hasn’t disclosed. Still, he was given an opportunity to produce the books of accounts. Many locker keys have also been found at his house, a source in the Income Tax department informed TOI.
The source further informed that during the course of the search at the GS medical college and hospital in Pilakhwa, which is run under Jaipal Singh Sharma Trust, the people concerned were unable to produce the books of accounts. Cash and various locker keys were also found at the spot. We are suspecting undisclosed income from their establishment, but that is a matter of investigation, TOI further reports. The I-T teams also raided Dr Ankit Sharma’s GS Medical College and Hospital and Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital in Hapur, and his residence in Ghaziabad
No details have been revealed yet by the department, the documents will be further investigated before taking any legal action.