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Hunt on for unaccounted wealth at Sasikala’s kin premises

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Chennai, Nov 12:  Income Tax officials continued for the fourth day on Sunday their search for unaccounted wealth at the premises of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala’s kin and their business associates, officials said.

Sasikala, jailed for corruption, was a confidante of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and lived with her for decades.

According to a tax official, the raids continued at several premises.

While the official was mum on the amount of cash, jewellery and property documents allegedly seized, unconfirmed reports said that gold weighing around eight kg and several property documents had been seized by IT officials.

The official said the department waited for the individuals and companies associated with Sasikala to file their tax returns for the year. Based on the filing and the data with the IT department, the searches was carried out to detect tax evasion.

After analysing the documents and obtaining clarifications, tax demand would be raised, the official told IANS.

The searches were conducted in connection with unexplained routing of cash post-demonetisation through shell companies allegedly connected to Sasikala and her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran, who heads one of the wings of the AIADMK.

The IT department will look at the routing of funds within India whereas other agencies will look into the routing of money outside India, the official said.

“We have information about shell companies and the search is in connection with their operations,” he said.

A decision on freezing the bank accounts of the searched persons and companies would be taken only after collating the data from the seized papers.

On Thursday, a team of around 1,800 IT officials knocked at the doors of 187 premises –residences and offices and farmhouses — to carry out one of the biggest income tax searches on Sasikala’s kin and associates.

The places raided included the residence of M. Natarajan, Sasikala’s husband, in Thanjavur; Kodanad Tea Estate belonging to Jayalalithaa; Jazz Cinemas, Midas Distilleries, Sharada Paper and Boards, Senthil Group of Companies, Nilgiri Furniture in Coimbatore, Jaya TV, Namadhu MGR and several other premises in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

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Chief Secretary row: Delhi Court sends two AAP MLAs to judicial custody till tomorrow

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New Delhi, Feb 21: Delhi Court on Wednesday sent the two AAP MLAs(Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal)  to judicial custody till tomorrow after they were produced before Delhi’s Tis Hazari court.

Delhi police arrested AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan in Delhi Chief Secretary alleged assault case after he surrendered dramatically in Jamia Nagar Police station. While surrendering the MLA said, I have not done anything wrong.’

Whereas the police arrested the another MLA Prakash Jarwal on Tuesday evening on the accusations that he along with Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan and his colleague in front of Kejriwal at the Chief Minister’s residence assaulted Chief Secretary of Delhi Anshu Prakash on Monday midnight, where he was called for a meeting.

The police today also questioned V.K. Jain, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s advisor in connection with an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Harendra Kumar Singh told IANS that Jain was being questioned at the Civil Lines Police Station.

The Chief Minister’s advisor was present at the time of the incident, according to Prakash’s police complaint.

The Additional DCP said police were also trying to track down Khan. They had been to Khan’s residence to detain him on Tuesday night, but the AAP MLA from Okhla was not present.

The allegation of the assault triggered a political storm in the national capital a day ago with the BJP demanding Kejriwal’s resignation and the Congress asking for the AAP chief’s apology.

The AAP hit back by stating that the Chief Secretary was making false allegations and said he was working at the “behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)”.

The Home Ministry sought a report from Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on the issue and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he was “deeply pained” by the development.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday afternoon, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain was manhandled by a crowd which gathered outside the door of a lift inside the Delhi Secretariat. Hussain’s Assistant Personal Secretary was beaten up, according to multiple video clips from the Secretariat.

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Sinha’s jibe: As Modi’s are leaving the country, hide the ‘Jhola’ of fourth Modi, he is a sentimental man

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BJP leader, Shatrughan Sinha, who is known to be very vocal against his own party on Wednesday launched a new attack on Prime minister Narendra Modi.

Continuing his series of sarcastic jibes on the BJP government the leader in the tweet said,”With humour & a tinge of political irony! Tweets like this are being actively shared across parties.”

Stating PM Modi’s statement from one of his speeches in which Prime minister said, “I am only a ‘Fakeer’, I’ll take up my bag and leave” (Modi ne ek rally mein Kaha tha, main to fakeer hun jhola uthakar chal dunga)

Sinha took a dig on Modi’s statement and said, “3 Modi’s (Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi and Jatin) have already left and we should hide the ‘Jhola’ of the fourth(Narendra Modi) as he is a sentimental man.”

In his tweet, on Tuesday the leader questioned the presence of Nirav Modi with PM Modi in World Economic Forum in Davos.

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PM Modi is not against corruption, he is an instrument of corruption: Rahul Gandhi

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On the second day of his visit to the poll-bound state Meghalaya, Rahul Gandhi conducted a road show in Shillong.

The leader addressing people in Shillong said, “BJP comes here & offer crores of rupees to the churches of Meghalaya.”

“Just like they think they can buy some Congress MLA’s & form the govt here, they also think they can come here & buy the church, the religion and God. This is disgusting,” he added.

When asked about the PNB scam and Nirav Modi the leader said, “Narendra Modi is not against corruption, he is an instrument of corruption.”

Yesterday while addressing people in Meghalaya the asked to make ‘BJP Mukt Meghalaya’.

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