Men disguising as tax officials steal ₹20 lakh from quarry owner in Covai

Five men who disguised as Income Tax sleuths stole away ₹20 lakh from a quarry owner in Kinathukadavu on Saturday.

The police said the imposters came to the house of K. Panchalingam, 55, around 1 p.m. and grabbed the mobile of Mr. Panchalingam, then introduced themselves as I-T officials. They also showed him their fake identity cards.

The men told the victim that the I-T department had information about his tax evasion. They searched the house and collected ₹20 lakh, after which they asked the victim to produce documents related to the source of the money at the office at Race Course in the city if he wanted to get the cash back, the police revealed.

Mr. Panchalingam noticed that there were no policemen along with them. When asked about it, the men lied to him that the police were not informed of the raid to avoid arrest.

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