The Income Tax department is conducting searches at several premises linked to Chinese mobile companies across the country, sources have told India Today. The IT officials initiated the searches on the Chinese mobile firms on Wednesday morning after they came across several alleged violations by them.
The searches, according to sources, are underway at several manufacturing units, corporate offices and godowns of the Chinese mobile phone firms.
In August this year, Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE was searched by the IT department in Gurugram. Their India chief was also questioned by officials of the IT department. Sources said, several tax violations were found by the department.
Recently, several Chinese firms involved in the business of mobile phones, loan applications and transport business have been raided by the central investigative agencies.