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Now, IT dept has to wait till Sasikala's maun vrat is over

By Vikas
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    The Income Tax Department wants to record an oral statement of VK Sasikala, who is lodged in Parappana Agrahara Prison in Bengaluru, but the aide of former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa is said to be on a 'maun vrat' (Vow of silence).

    According to a report published in The Hindu, the IT department had issued summons to her in the first week of January to question her regarding the searches that were conducted at her place in November 2017.

    VK Sasikala

    Sasikala has reportedly communicated to the prison authorities that she cannot speak until her 'maun vrat' is over.

    Sidelined AIADMK leader and Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran had in December said that she is on a "vow of silence" in the prison since the death anniversary of Jayalalithaa on December 5. Sasikala was expected to continue her silent vow till January end, Dinakaran had said.

    Sasikala is serving a four year jail term in the Rs 66.65crore disproportionate assets case after the Supreme Court convicted her and two others in February this year.

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    In November 2017, 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 IT department conducted raids for 5 days and has also seized incriminating material. IT officials had said that while 16 bank lockers were frozen, they have also found documents which relate to investments in shell companies.

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