Over 120 I-T Department officials raid Gopal’s Sweets. The Income Tax (I-T) Department on Wednesday conducted raids at different outlets of Gopal Sweets in and around Chandigarh. The raid was conducted early morning at around 19 different locations which included Chandiagrh, Mohali, Panchkula, Patiala and other locations. It has been learnt that nearly 120 officials have been investigating the account of Gopal Sweets at several places. Sources also informed that the teams from Delhi and Chandigarh are raiding different outlets and a proper survey of all the documentation related to sales is under probe.Gopal’s Sweets has 3 outlets in Patiala, 3 in Chandigarh, 6 in Panchkula, 2 in Mohali, 2 in Ludhiana and 1 in Jalandhar. Sources claimed that the raid by the I-T Department is only a Survey Raid and officials have seized the records of the firm. During the raid at Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula outlets, the I-T team was accompanied by the local police and the entry to these outlets for the customers was banned. Meanwhile, till the filing of the report the raid was going on at several locations including Chandigarh and Mohali.I-T sleuths also raided the residences of the owners of Gopal Sweets.A technical team of I-T Department also visited the Sector 8 outlet in Chandigarh on Wednesday afternoon to take possession of office records. Sources maintained that the Survey Raid by I-T Department is probably an outcome of the transactions which were carried out during and after the demonetisation on November 8 last year.
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