I-T department raids late Jayalalithaa's house
| I-T department raids late Jayalalithaa's house |
18 Nov 2017
|The Income Tax department conducted a raid at late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's Chennai residence despite protests by AIADMK members.
Sources said that the searches were confined to rooms used by the AIADMK supremo's personal assistant S Poongundran at "Veda Nilayam" in the upscale Poes Garden area.
Rooms used by jailed and deposed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala were also searched.
| Details about the raid |
|The searches were carried out after the I-T department received clearance for the same from the court.
Sources said that the I-T department had received information saying that certain people were planning to clandestinely remove crucial evidence from Veda Nilayam.
The Adyar residence of S Poongundran, one of Jayalalithaa's most trusted aides, was also searched.
| I-T officials seize evidence from Veda Nilayam |
|During the raid, I-T officials seized electronic gadgets, including a laptop and a storage device.
Lawyers representing Sasikala asked to be present during the raids, but were denied permission for the same by I-T officials.
The raid comes days after I-T officials ended their five-day-long multi-city searches at 187 locations linked to ten income tax assesse groups associated with Sasikala, her kin, and associates.
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