The Income Tax department conducted a 24 hour raid at Tamil Nadu’s Chief Secretary’s residence that started on December 21.The Income Tax Department officials also raided Chief Secretary P. Rammohan Rao’s son’s residence and other relative’s houses.
The officials confiscated Rs 30 lakh cash in the new Rs 2000 currency notes and heavy amount of gold. Documents and assets worth Rs 5 crore were also seized in the raid co nducted at 11 places across the state.
The IT department conducted the raid early morning at Rammohan Rao’s residence. They then carried out the raid at Rao’s son Vivek’s residence in Thiruvanmiyur and Chief Secretary’s other relatives in Chittoor in the neighbouring state Andhra Pradesh.
Rammohan Rao took the charge as the Chief Secretory of Tamil Nadu in June this year. He also holds the post of Vigilance Commissioner and Commissioner of Additional Reforms.
DMK leader MK Stalin had came forward in criticising the raid saying that the raid at Chief Secretary Rammohan Rao’s residence is a “disgrace” to the state. He even added that this was perhaps the first time the raid has been conducted at a Chief Secretary’s residence in the state of Tamil Nadu.
This is not the first time a raid has been conducted by IT department post demonetisation. Several raids are being carried across the country since the Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement of his to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.