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Stalin describes IT raid at Chief Secy’s home as unprecedented

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Opposition Leader and DMK Treasurer M K Stalin today described as “unprecedented” the Income Tax searches carried out at the residence of state Chief Secretary P Ramamohana Rao.

DMK leaders M K Stalin
DMK leaders M K Stalin today described as “unprecedented” the Income Tax searches carried out at the residence of state Chief Secretary P Ramamohana Rao.

“Income Tax authorities have carried out searches at the house of Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary. This is unprecedented in Tamil Nadu’s political history,” he said in a statement hours after raids commenced at over a dozen locations in connection with I-T’s tax evasion probe against Rao’s son and few other relatives.

The official residence of the Chief Secretary here is also understood to have been brought under the said operation.

The searches, officials said, were related to the department’s probe in thebiggest haul of cash and gold here post demonetisation, in which over Rs 142 crore unaccounted assets have been recovered so far.

The total seizure in the case is overRs 170 crore in a single case related to action against sand mining operators and few others in the state, including S Reddy who was also on the panel of a religious shrine body.

The Enforcement Directorate has also registered a money laundering complaint in this case after the tax department shared official documents with the agency.

PTI

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