Income Tax dept conducts raid at the residences of top TN bureaucrats
In what could be termed as a continuation of raids happening in the Tamil Nadu for last few weeks, the Income Tax department is now conducting raids at the residences of senior bureaucrats of Tamil Nadu. As per the report, the raid is also being conducted at the residence of Tamil Nadu chief Secretary Rammohan Rao, who is very close to the ruling AIADMK government. An unacknowledged news reveals that similar raids are happing in at least thirteen places across the state. For last few weeks, the Income Tax department and Central Bureau of Investigation have been jointly investigating the cases related to the black money lobby. It is learned that the authorities have detected several unlawful transactions and money deals in Tamil Nadu during the investigations conducted in the aftermath of demonetisation of higher denomination banknotes by the central government. Recently, the authorities seized nearly Rs 154 crore, including Rs 34 crore in new 2000 denomination banknotes, from the house of a ruling party member. The unexpected recovery of huge amount of money, especially in the mode of new 2000 banknotes, has prompted the authorities to conduct serious raids across the state, which has recently lost their beloved supremo. At this moment, it is not yet clear whether it is a politically motivated raid or not. But, interestingly, if someone feels that the officials are purposefully targeting the AIDMK activists and sympathisers, we cannot blindly blame them and call them anti-nationals.
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