TTV Dhinakaran Slams Tamil Nadu Government on Income Tax Department Raids, Says We Are Not Scared, Won’t Run Away

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Chennai, Nov 18: AIADMK rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran on Saturday slammed the Tamil Nadu government over Income Tax department raids at former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence in Chennai late on Friday evening. “Attempts being made to destroy our family using the Income Tax department, we are not scared and won’t run away,” Dhinakaran was quoted as saying by ANI.

The Income Tax department conducted raids at jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala and her relatives’ properties in Chennai’s Poes Garden late on Friday.

This swoop comes after November 9, where the I-T official raided Sasikala’s family members and premises of Jaya TV in Chennai and unearthed an unaccounted income of over Rs 1,400 crore.

The raids on 187 locations, including Bengaluru, Hyderabad and New Delhi, were conducted by over 1,000 officials, who split into more than a dozen teams on day one of the searches on November 9.

The raids were conducted based on inputs, including those from the Finance Ministry’s Financial Intelligence Unit.

The office of Tamil channel Jaya TV in Chennai, TTV Dhinakaran’s farm house off Auroville near Puducherry and premises of several other relatives of Sasikala at various other places were searched.

(Inputs from ANI)