Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

IT raids against Sasi, kin has no conspiracy, says Pon Radhakrishnan

IT raids against Sasi, kin has no conspiracy, says Pon Radhakrishnan

Apart from it, many valuables including cash, gold an valuable watches were recovered from unused hostel rooms of a women's college owned by Sasikala's brother V Dhivaharan at Mannargudi, sources said.

The full volume of cash and documents seized would be known only after the completion of the raid in all the targetted premises. The search operation is still on.

The raids are being conducted at 40 locations, including the residences of managing director Vivek Jayaraman and his sister Krishna Priya. He also refused to confirm local media reports that said incriminating documents and several kilograms of gold were seized in the last two days.

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Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran has claimed that the I-T sleuths were executing a "political vendetta" against him as part of a conspiracy between Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government and the Tamil Nadu government led by chief minister E Palaniswamy and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam.

After analysing the documents and obtaining clarifications, tax demand would be raised, the official told IANS. "But the details of these seizures can not be confirmed now", the official said.

Chennai: Raids by the Income Tax department on the properties of V.K. Sasikala and her family had entered the fourth and possibly final day on Sunday of massive search and survey operations.

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An I-T official said that 100 bank accounts were frozen after it was detected that they belonged to 20-odd shell companies.

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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