Fresh raids against Sasikala family, Dinakaran calls it betrayal
In the fresh raids against Sasikala Natarajan and her family members, the officials of the Income Tax department on Friday reached Chennai's Poes Garden.
Poes Garden was the residence of late Jayalalithaa, the former TN chief minister, and Sasikala was staying there before her conviction in the DA case earlier this year.
Jaya TV CEO Vivek Jayaraman also arrived at the Poes Garden while the IT raids were underway.
Condemning the raids, sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran called it a "betrayal of Amma's soul"."EPS and OPS should answer questions posted by 1.5 crore cadre of AIADMK. The government of betrayers has been cheating the people of Tamil Nadu," he said.
Earlier this week, over Rs 1,400 crore of unaccounted income was recovered during the raids at the premises of Jaya TV and VK Sasikala's family members by the Income Tax department.
The Rs 1,430 crore that was seized during the Income Tax raids on locations owned by Sasikala and her associates was meant to be invested in real estate. The IT department conducted raids for 5 days and has also seized incriminating material.
The property-related documents were seized from the properties of Sasikala's nephew and Jaya TV CEO Vivek Jayaraman. IT officials also said that while 16 bank lockers were frozen, they have also found documents which relate to investments in shell companies.
The raids were carried out based on complaints about shell companies, dubious investments, fund flow and fudging of accounts by Jaya TV, started by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and currently controlled by the family of Sasikala.