Income Tax dept deployes over 400 officers across Gujarat to monitor polls expenditure.

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The Income Tax department has deployed over 400 of its officers across Gujarat to keep a close watch on election expenditure and check the flow of black money during the Lok Sabha elections.

Director General (Investigation) Amit Jain said the I-T department has set up a control room at their state headquarters in Ahmadabad and will function round the clock. This comes following the Election Commission’s instruction to curb the use of black money during the elections.

The polling for all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in the state will be held on April 23. Apart from Gujarat, Mr Jain said the the I-T department will also monitor cash flow in the adjoining Union Territories of Diu, Daman and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

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