The Income Tax Department has opened a control room to check unaccounted cash and freebies in poll-bound Karnataka. The control room will function 24/7 till the election ends.
The move comes following the Election Commission's direction to keep a strict vigil over the movement of cash, bullion, jewellery, and other valuables, which could be used to vitiate the conduct of the election.
"The Income Tax Department has opened a control room which is functioning 24X7 till the date of polling, exclusively for upcoming Karnataka Legislative Assembly Election- 2023," the I-T said in a statement on Thursday.
It added that complaints regarding the distribution of cash, freebies, or any inducement by any person or parties can be shared with the department by contacting through phone or e-mail.
Assuring people that they would keep the information of the person confidential, the department requested the public to make use of this facility and share genuine information.
Besides, the Toll-Free Number is 1800-425-2115, people can call 080-22861126, 8277422825 8277413614, or send details by fax at 080-22866916, the department said.
People can also mail to the [email protected], the statement read.