I-T raids don’t seem to be politically motivated: Sasikala kin
Jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala’s nephew and head of Jaya TV Vivek Jayaraman today said the Income Tax raids at properties linked to their family members and associates “don’t seem” to be politically motivated.
Jaya TV office was one among the many locations where I-T sleuths had conducted searches since last Thursday, which ended yesterday.
After five-day-long multi-city searches, Income Tax (I-T) department sleuths had detected undisclosed income of Rs 1,430 crore in respect of 10 assessee groups which included those linked to Sasikala, her kin and their associates.
Meanwhile, police said I-T officials were today verifying documents at the Green Tea Estate at Curzon in Nilgiris district. The estate is said to be purchased by late chief minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala some five years ago.
When asked if the raids were politically motivated, Jayaraman said “it doesn’t seem so”. “They (taxmen) have done their duty and we are answerable (to them).. Every citizen of the country has to pay income tax.. I am clear about that,” he said.
Alwar Killing: Two arrested; Cow smuggling case against Umar Khan, two others
Two persons were arrested for allegedly killing 35-year-old Umar Khan who was found dead near railways tracks in the Ramgarh area of Alwar district. The police have also lodged a cow smuggling case against Umar Khan, and two other persons, Tahir Khan and Javed.
Umar Khan’s body was found near railway tracks in Ramgarh on November 11, with his family members and activists alleging that he was shot dead by cow vigilantes when ferrying cattle in a vehicle the day before.
Dravid named Bengaluru FC ambassador
Bengaluru FC today announced former India captain Rahul Dravid as their ambassador for the upcoming ISL season.
The Blues kick-off their debut season in the ISL with a home fixture against Mumbai City FC on November 19 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.