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Income Tax raids prominent pvt hospital

The Income Tax department raided a prominent private hospital in town on Thursday. The IT department team seized various documents and computer hard-drives during the raid which also covered the homes of some persons involved in the management of this private hospital. The income tax team arrived in private vehicles on Thursday morning and went to the Central Hospital. The raid caused some confusion among the hospital staff and patients. After some time, the team also raided the on campus residence of Dr Sanjay Juyal who reportedly manages the hospital. The IT team also raided the homes of Surendra Bhutiyani and Girish Gupta- stated to be involved with the management of the hospital. During this visit to the hospital, the departmental officials checked various aspects and questioned staff in the accounts section, pharmacy department and administrative department. According to sources, the departmental team has acquired various important documents, though no further information has been revealed. If sources are to be believed, the income tax department had been receiving complaints for some time regarding the functioning of this particular hospital. Alerted by the complaints, the department decided to act and for the past four days its officials were reportedly keeping a watch on the hospital and those involved in its management. After conducting its surveillance, the income tax department team raided the hospital at about 7 AM on Thursday.  A police team had also accompanied the income tax department team from Dehradun which conducted the raid. PNS/Haldwani

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