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I-T attack on Sasikala firms: Tax avoidance on wage of 1,430 crore identified


Completion their biggest ever seek operation in Tamil Nadu, which kept going five days and secured the properties generally Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s previous helper and imprisoned AIADMK pioneer V.K. Sasikala and her more distant family individuals, Income Tax authorities on Monday said that as of not long ago, tax avoidance on pay of ₹1,430 crore had been identified.

“This isn’t the last figure. We are as yet assessing more records and the figure could change. In any case, we have finished up the attacks and are currently investigating the reports that our group found amid the five-day look operation at 187 areas,” said a senior I-T official.

As a feature of the “standard strategy”, Vivek Jayaraman, 28, overseeing executive of Jaya TV and child of Sasikala’s sister-in-law J. Illavarasi, went to the Income Tax office’s Investigation Wing office in Nungambakkam on Monday night to sign papers identified with the hunts.

“Nobody was addressed today. Vivek and certain other relatives came just to sign the papers. The AIADMK’s Karnataka unit pioneer Pugalendhi looked for time to show up before us in light of our summons,” the authority revealed to The Hindu.

Other than the seizure of ₹7 crore in real money and gems worth more than ₹5 crore, archives relating to extensive scale steadfast resources were found amid the inquiries in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, New Delhi and Bengaluru. “Upwards of 15 bank lockers were solidified and a few kilograms of gold and precious stone adornments that were guaranteed to have been represented were kept under safe authority for assessment,” a source said. I-T authorities distinguished many shell organizations and particular groups were testing the wellspring of assets to those organizations lately.


“We have started the way toward summoning the people worried to get their announcements on the avoidance, resources seized or recognized. In spite of the fact that the assaults have formally finished up, the quantum of seizures will go up, since 15 lockers must be opened. The estimation of ardent properties recognized will be evaluated soon,” a senior I-T official said.

He said the activity of examining the reports, esteeming the properties, recording the announcements of people concerned and starting activity would be a tedious procedure.

“We need to inspect the reports of versatile and resolute resources and check its amount has been conveyed to account,” he said. “We have additionally discovered precious stone adornments yet couldn’t learn their esteem. We will get a confirmed valuer to determine the estimation of the precious stones,” the authority said. “In the ladies’ inn of the school [belonging to Sasikala’s sibling Dhivaharan], we discovered six Rolex watches and are currently alluding to the watch models to get their assessed esteem. A colossal measure of money was additionally found at the lodging,” he said.

Sources said all business exchanges of Mr. Vivek, including the dealings of Jazz Cinemas, of which he is in-control, are being examined. Two years back, Chennai’s biggest multiplex, SPI Cinemas, sold its 11-screen multiplex, Luxe Cinemas, arranged in a shopping center in Velachery, to Jazz Cinemas. The individuals who were engaged with business dealings with Mr. Vivek are being addressed about past exchanges.

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