CM Naidu directs removal of Sekhar Reddy as TTD member

| Updated: Dec 10, 2016 20:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister M N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday directed the concerned department to remove industrialist J. Sekhar Reddy as Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthaman (TTD) (Tirupati) Board Member. Naidu's decision came days after the Income-Tax Department raided his Chennai residence and seized currency notes and gold in huge quantities. The department seized Rs 6 crore in newly introduced Rs 2,000 denomination notes from the house of Shekhar Reddy in T Nagar. Earlier on Friday, Left parties and social activists demanded Reddy's ouster from prestigious TTD Trust Board, which manages the famous Tirumala Balaji Temple and charged the government of preferring businessmen and contractors for coveted post for nurturing their business interests and personal gains. CPI activists also demanded that Reddy be removed from the TTD Trust Board. The Income Tax Department on Thursday raided premises belonging to three businessmen Shekar Reddy, Srinivasa Reddy and Prem, in Chennai 's T Nagararea and seized Rs 90 crore and 100 kilograms gold. The income tax officials also questioned businessmen, involved in the money exchange racket.(ANI)