Thursday, June 1, 2000,
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IT dept identifies Kapil, Azhar’s assets 

NEW DELHI, May 31 (UNI) — The Income Tax Department had identified assets of some present and past cricketers in the light of match-fixing allegations against them highly-placed sources in the department said tonight.

“Following media reports and allegations by various persons related to the game, we have identified the assets of those whose names have figured in the controversy,” the sources told UNI.

The sources clarified that the department, however, was yet to be in the investigation mode for which “specific information with regard to individual cricketers will be required”. “We will issue notices to them only afer receiving such intimation,” the sources said.

Among the present and past players whose assets are being identified after their names came up in various media reports are Mohammad Azharuddin, Kapil Dev, Ajay Jadeja and Nayan Mongia. Azharuddin, Jadeja and Mongia are currently in Dhaka playing for the Asia Cup where Kapil Dev is the team coach.

The department is also identifying the assets of Manoj Prabhakar who first raked up the match-fixing controversy.

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