Tax sleuths unearth cash stashed away in TN warehouse

PTI Chennai | Updated on April 01, 2019 Published on April 01, 2019

Days ahead of the April 18 elections, Income Tax sleuths on Monday said they found cash believed to be worth crores concealed in a cement godown belonging to an associate of a DMK leader in Vellore district. Official sources told PTI cash stuffed in cartons and gunny bags neatly packed for ward and division-wise distribution were unearthed by its investigation wing officials on Monday.

The development comes days after tax sleuths raided the premises belonging to DMK treasurer Duraimurugan and seized Rs 10.50 lakh in Vellore. The sources said the seized cash was being counted and other details would be known later.

During searches at the residence of Duraimurugan on Saturday, printouts of details of some wards were seized, which was dismissed as junk by the assessee.

The cash found at the godown is suspected to have been shifted during the intervening night of March 29 and 30 from a college, which was searched on March 30, the sources added.

Published on April 01, 2019

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