I-T raids TN Chief Secretary's premises
While Rs.5 crore of undisclosed income was seized from Vivek, Rama Mohana Rao's son; Rs. 30 lakh cash (in new currency) and 5-kg gold were seized from the Chief Secretary's house
The Income Tax department on Wednesday conducted raids on the premises of Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary P. Rama Mohana Rao.
The raids were conducted first at his residence in the morning, The Hindu reported.
Mr. Rao was appointed Chief Secretary in June this year.
I-T officials also conducted raids in the Tamil Nadu Secretariat as well. Sources said the name of Mr. Rao came under the scanner after the arrest of Shekar Reddy, a businessman and former member of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Board.
At the end of a three-day raid, IT sleuths had recovered Rs.154 crore, including Rs.34 crore currency in new Rs.2000 denomination notes and over 167 kg of gold from Reddy, in one of the biggest seizures post demonetisation.
While Rs.5 crore of undisclosed income was seized from Vivek, Rama Mohana Rao's son; Rs. 30 lakh cash (in new currency) and 5-kg gold were seized from the Chief Secretary's house.
The CBI and the Enforcement Directorate joined the I-T raid conducted at Reddy’s residences and businesses after they recovered money more than they had imagined.