IT officials raid Poes Garden section used by Sasikala

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Chennai: File photo of deposed AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala. Photo - PTI

Chennai: File photo of deposed AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala.
Photo – PTI

The Income Tax sleuths conducted searches in the part of premises of the residence of Tamil Nadu’s late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The office block of the Poes Garden residence was used by jailed and deposed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala after Jaya’s death in December last year.

Following inputs, a search operation was launched in the office block and a room at “Veda Nilayam,” the Poes Garden residence.

“We have not searched the entire Poes Garden premises. Our team went at 9 pm and only Poongundran’s room, records room and other room used by Sasikala were searched,” the top
Income Tax official told PTI.

Poongundran had served as an aide of the former chief minister.

The seizure included a laptop and the search would be concluded soon, he added.

Today’s search comes days after multi-city searches in 187 locations linked to ten income tax assesse groups which include those linked to Sasikala, her kin and some associates.

Last week, the income tax officials had raided properties of Jaya TV and those belonging to Sasikala’s aides in Chennai.

(With inputs from PTI)