A day after interrogating actor-turned-politician Sarathkumar in his residence, the income tax department (IT department) investigation carried out searches at his wife, Raadhika’s media house office. Raids were conducted at Raadhika Sarathkumar’s Raadan Media Pvt Ltd. premises in T Nagar of Chennai on Tuesday.
The raids come days after snoops from the income tax department seized documents from Sarathkumar and Tamil Nadu minister Vijayabhaskar’s residences. Vijayabaskar is seen as a loyalist of Sasikala, the AIADMK leader currently lodged in a Bangalore jail in a disproportionate assets case.
Sources in the IT department told News18 that on April 7, in all 32 locations in the state, including 21 in Chennai, were raided.
“The department is keen on getting to know the money trail between Sarathkumar and the AIADMK (Amma). In Monday’s grilling, we could not get much information from Sarathkumar. We have information that the money trail could lead us to his wife’s company,” said an IT official.
There were also several complaints of alleged money distribution by AIADMK’s Amma faction. The IT department is keeping an eye on all the developments related to the RK Nagar by-poll, which was scheduled to be held on April 12, but has been cancelled by the Election Commission following allegations of the votes-for-notes scam.
Raadhika Sarathkumar has acted in several Tamil and Telugu movies and a few Hindi movies like Sathyam Shivam Sundaram, Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai and Lal Baadshah as well.