Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials conducted raids at the residences and offices of several opposition leaders in poll-bound Tamilnadu, including of the Treasurer of actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam.
In raids conducted at the residences of MNM Treasurer A Chandrashekhar, a close associate of Kamal Haasan, an amount of Rs 8 crore was seized. Raids were also conducted on the offices of Chandrashekhar at Madurai and Tiruppur.
In raids conducted by the Income Tax department since the past one week, around Rs 400 crore were seized in different parts of Tamilnadu.
Sources in the IT Department said that the raids were conducted in the premises of several individuals and organisations which are involved in huge monetary transactions.
Raids were also conducted at the office premises of a noted jeweller of Tamilnadu as well as a bullion trader.