Chennai: The house of Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary P.Rama Mohana Rao today raided by the Income Tax (IT) department officials, who is believed to be close aid of former Chief Minister of the state Jayalalithaa.
A senior IT official told media persons, “The raids have commenced at Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary’s residence.”
The IT department recently seized a total of 177 kg of gold and cash amounting to Rs.96 crore in withdrawn 500 and 1,000 rupee notes and Rs.34 crore in the new denomination from three businessmen-J. Shekhar Reddy, Srinivasalu and Prem.
Among these three businessmen, Shekhar Reddy is considered to be a contractor who has executed works for the Tamil Nadu government.
On other hand, the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lashed out at the central government after income tax department conducted raids at the house of Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary.