IT raids at six places across Tamil Nadu underway

ANI | Updated: Dec 27, 2017 21:21 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu)[India], December 27 (ANI): The Income Tax (IT) department has been conducting raids at six places across Tamil Nadu, including premises of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala's relative Karthikeyan Kaliaperumal.

Earlier in November, the IT department had conducted raids at Sasikala and her relatives' properties in Chennai's Poes Garden.

However, Sasikala's supporters termed the raids a "political vendetta" to target one family.

This swoop comes after November 9, when the IT official raided Sasikala's family members and premises of Jaya TV in Chennai and unearthed an unaccounted income of over Rs 1,400 crore.

The raids on 187 locations, including Bengaluru, Hyderabad and New Delhi, were conducted by over 1,000 officials, who split into more than a dozen teams on day one of the searches on November 9.

The raids were conducted based on inputs, including those from the Finance Ministry's Financial Intelligence Unit. (ANI)