The Income Tax department has begun searches across Tamil Nadu based on Data information of unaccounted cash and group of cash handlers and financiers are gathering cash from unaccounted sources for viable use in elections in two separate cases. An Income Tax department official said that, based on data received on unaccounted cash in possession of a contractor firm PSK Engineering Construction Company, and after preliminary inquiries, a search has been commenced in the case.
“Three premises in Chennai and four in Namakkal are being covered,” he said. In a different case, Chennai Directorate of Income Tax is conducting the search on Friday on a group of cash handlers and financiers concerning whom intelligence inputs were received that they are gathering cash from unaccounted sources for likely to use in the elections. Search operations were started in the case of Akash Baskaran and Sujai Reddy at Chennai and Tirunelveli. A total of 11 premises are being covered, the official added.