Tamil Nadu, Nov 9: Income Tax (IT) officials raided 187 locations belonging to relatives of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran and organisations connected to them in several cities, said a senior IT official.
He said the search is in connection with the unexplained routing of cash post-demonetisation through shell companies connected with them.
Ten groups of IT officials were involved in “the search exercise taking place across Tamil Nadu, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi and other places”, an IT official told IANS preferring anonymity.
The raids began at 6 a.m. The tax officials also searched the residence of M. Natarajan, husband of Sasikala in Thanjavur, according to reports.
He said the IT department will look at the routing of funds within India and there are other agencies that look at the routing of funds outside India.
The IT officials are also searching the AIADMK Tamil daily Namadhu MGR.The raids continue.
The Income Tax department conducted raids at Jaya TV office and Dr Namadhu MGR (Tamil newspaper) premises in Chennai’s Ekkaduthangal in case of alleged tax evasion.
— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2017