In the series of raids, the Income Tax department on Friday was to conduct raids at Times Group, however, the raids couldn’t happen as the Income Tax officials couldn’t reach the Times Group HeadQuarters.
Sources in the IT department confirmed that the search couldn’t take place as the Income Tax officers ran out of fuel while on their way to conduct raids at Income Tax Officers. Income Tax officers were not aware of the massive fuel price rise and got only Rs 2000 fuel in their Car.
“Earlier, Rs 2000 petrol would mean 25 ltrs but now it’s less than 18 ltrs. We fell short by a few kms. Now we can’t raid Times Group as they are aware and can manipulate data” told an IT officer to The Fauxy under the condition of staying anonymous.