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Jewellers Shut Shops for 12th Day After I-T Survey

Press Trust Of India

First published: November 22, 2016, 2:05 PM IST | Updated: November 22, 2016
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Jewellers Shut Shops for 12th Day After I-T Survey
A sales person shows a gold ring to customers at a jewellery showroom. (Image: Reuters)

New Delhi: Gold and jewellery establishments in the national capital remained closed for the 12th day on Tuesday after the Income Tax Department conducted surveys following reports of alleged profiteering and tax evasion by traders and other operators in reported conversion of demonetised notes.

The survey operations were carried out on November 10 in at least four locations in Delhi-NCR region, including Dariba Kalan, Chandni Chowk and Karol Bagh.

The government on November 8 announced the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes to flush out black money.

Most of the jewellery houses have been closed since November 11 in the national capital.

According to the sources, the officials of Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI), an arm under the Finance Ministry, has sent notices to these jewellers seeking details of the gold sales.

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