The searches, on charges of alleged tax evasion and hawala transactions during the poll season, continued yesterday at various premises in Bhopal, Indore, Goa, Delhi and the national capital region.
The department has also traced a trail of 20 crore rupees suspect cash allegedly being moved to the headquarters of a major political party in Delhi from the house of an important person. The Central Board of Direct Taxes CBDT statement, however, neither identified the political party nor the senior functionary.
It added that records of collection and disbursement of cash in the form of handwritten diaries, computer files and excel sheets were found and seized and it corroborates the above findings.
The CBDT said several unaccounted and benami properties at posh locations in Delhi have also been detected. It said these instances of violations of the model code of conduct are being brought to the notice of the Election Commission.