IT raids Vishwajeet's establishments

GOANEWS & PTI, PANAJI | 06 January 2011 14:42 IST

Income Tax sleuths yesterday raided the home and office premises of Health Minister and senior Congress leader Vishwajit Rane at four places in the state.

Source said the raids were carried out simultaneously at Miramar, near Panaji, Sakhalim and Old Goa where the minister has his offices. Raids were also conducted at the minister's home in Panaji.

Neither Vishwajit Rane, son of Speaker Pratapsinh Rane, nor the Income tax officials were available for comments on the raids.

The Income Tax officers emerging from Ranes office at Miramar refused to talk to the media.

Vishwajeet is the third upcoming young politician who has been raided in the last five years.

Like him, education minister Babush Monseratte was also raided when he was a minister.

Both of them have now joined the ruling Congress.

Mickky Pacheco, the NCP MLA, was however raided by IT recently, soon after he was told to step down as the minister, following a case against him in Nadia Torrado death case.





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The IT raids coming at opportune time keeps one guessing and one's imagination runs wild. It cannot be that these raids are not ordered from the topmost position of power, because every time it is done, it could not be mere coincidence . Many years back when J. Edgar Hoover was the FBI Director he used to keep what is known as dossiers, even on Presidents and would-be Presidents.That kept him on top of things But that is just a comparison, a free wandering, stray thought, nothing meaningful to do with us, here.

With the recent G-10 and previous G-7, people are kept in check, because changing parties or defections is just like changing shirts and money begets power.

Mafiosi would do it with finality, here it is done democratically. a democratic mafia style. Within a period of 30 years or so, this is what we get when we get into the national mainstream of politics, versus regional partyism.

- Ludovico, Old-Goa | 06 th January 2011 18:56

 

Is there any relationship between the income tax raids and the political inclination/plans of those being raided? Is it true that after the raids- the raided politician becomes more amenable to manipulations? Or the raids serve the purpose of creating a fear in the mind of the trouble makers? Why are all those who make huge assets while in power not raided? Why is the IT/Judiciary/CBI?Election Commission -not set free from the dirty clutches of the politicians and given full autonomy? All these are doubts in the minds of the common man!

A thorough study on the pattern of raids would possibly bring out many interesting results for the common man to know.........and may be establish a correct correlation!.

- james silva, margao | 06 th January 2011 16:50

 

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