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Three builder groups in Ahmedabad raided by 150 income tax officials

More than 20 places have been raided by Ahmedabad’s income tax dept

Updated: Nov 4th, 2023

Taking major action in Ahmedabad, the income tax department of the city conducted raids on Nov 3 on three builders in the Science City Road area of the city.

More than 150 I-T department officials were involved in the raids, conducted on more than 20 locations across the city.

In which, Sheladia Group’s Arvind Sheladia, his brothers Tushar and Chirag Sheladia, and father Babu Sheladia were raided.

The group’s office in the Primate complex was raided first, and all the directors and promoters associated with the groups were also targeted.

According to reports, the group had collected 40-45% of the sale of their various projects across Ahmedabad in cash to evade the tax.

From Avirat Group, Arvind Patel, Anil Patel, Sandip Patel, Baldev Patel and Kanu Patel were also raided. Their residence and ‘Avirat House’, the corporate office in Sola were raided, in which documents indicating the cash exchange were found.

The group’s residential projects, currently under construction in Gota, were also raided by the I-T dept.

Moreover, Avirat Infrastructure Private Ltd was raided, and it was revealed that just like Sheladia Group, a number of deals for their projects were done on cash, to evade taxes.

From Sypram Group, Trikam Patel, Anil Patel, and Dharmendra Patel were raided by the income tax department. Their project sites in Science City Road, their residence, and their office on the Science City Circle were raided by the I-T department.

Two individuals other than builders

Moreover, a land realtor from Shela-Shilaj, Rajesh Desai; and a money-lender/banker from Santosha Park in west Ahmedabad, Rajen Thakkar were also raided.

From all the locations, the Ahmedabad income tax department has seized documents, computer systems, hard drives, diaries, and mobile data.

The raids are still ongoing, and the findings of these raids will be revealed by the I-T department soon.

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