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Income Tax raid at Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary’s residence in Chennai and other locations

New Delhi: As part of its nation-wide crackdown on black money, Income Tax department today conducted raid at Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao’s residence in Anna Nagar, Chennai and other locations.

Tamil Nadu government today appointed P Rama Mohana Rao as State Chief Secretary.
IT raid at Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao’s residence in Anna Nagar, Chennai and other locations.

According to reports, the Chief Secretary’s son was under the Income Tax department scanner for quite some time. Income Tax officials are questioning Rao and his son since morning 5:30 am.

Sources said, the raid was conducted based on information receieved from some road contractors who were detained for questioning based on previous raids.

The Income Tax department recently seized a total of 177 kg of gold and cash amounting to Rs.96 crore in demonetised notes and Rs.34 crore in the new denomination from three businessmen — J Shekhar Reddy, Srinivasalu and Prem from Chennai.

The big fish is said to be Reddy, a contractor and who has executed works for the Tamil Nadu government.

In a major shuffle after the re-election of AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, Rao was appointed Chief Secretary in June this year.

He also holds additional charge of Vigilance Commissioner of the state.

More details awaited.

TST
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