The same came to light during a raid by Vigilance officials on Ramachandra Jena, the tehsildar and sub-registrar in-charge of Nimapara on Tuesday.
In a statement, the Central Board of Direct Taxes said to address the hardship being faced by various stakeholders on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on a tip-off, the police raided their houses at Rajendranagar police station limits late on Monday.
Opposing the seeding of Aadhaar number with PAN cards under section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, the lawyer said it violated the fundamental rights of equality and life and personal liberty.
SC posed the question after it was told by the UIDAI that the menace of hawala transactions and money laundering were a global concern and Aadhaar would help in curbing them.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to step in to resolve the ‘identity crisis’ the third gender faced while linking their 12-digit biometric number Aadhaar with the PAN card.
Supreme Court seeks Attorney General's help in dealing transgender's plea on linking Aadhaar with PAN
Reshma Prasad, a social activist from Bihar, has sought a direction to the Centre to create a separate third gender category option on PAN cards to enable transgender like her to link it with Aadhaar.
The Navi Mumbai unit of the ATS arrested five Bangladeshi nationals who were living in India illegally from Jui village in neighbouring Raigad district on March 13, an ATS official said.
The Supreme Court today questioned the maintainability of a petition challenging the provision mandating linking of Aadhaar with PAN number and for filing income tax returns.