Income Tax Officials Raid Jayalalithaa’s Chennai Home, Search Sasikala’s Rooms

New Delhi:  Days after raids at Jaya TV and family members of jailed AIADMK party leader VK Sasikala, income tax officials landed at former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence in Chennai on Friday evening.

The tax officials limited their search to two rooms that were used by Sasikala and a third room used by the AIADMK matriarch's personal secretary S Poongundran.

Jayalalithaa's long-time aide, Sasikala, had continued to live in this house after Jayalalithaa's death last December till she was sent to jail by the Supreme Court in a corruption case.

Income tax department sources indicated the raids were carried out after inputs that electronic storage devices were being clandestinely moved out of the premises.


"It was a limited exercise... We searched only the office of S Poongundran and two rooms of Sasikala. The search has concluded," a senior tax official told news channel NDTV.

The official said a laptop, a desktop computer and four pen drives had been seized and were being scrutinized.




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