CHENNAI: The Income Tax department is currently conducting raids at more than 70 locations in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The raids were conducted following complaints of tax evasion and unaccounted money.
The searches began on Tuesday morning at 72 locations in Chennai and two in Coimbatore.
The tax sleuths are at the premises of Saravana stores retail chains and real estate firms GSquare/Lotus Group, sources told Zee News.
Tamil Nadu: I-T department conducting raids at 70 locations in Chennai; Visuals from at Saravana Stores at T-Nagar pic.twitter.com/ZsUgBx2eeb
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Earlier this year, the I-T Department conducted raids at popular cafe and restaurant chains, including Grand Sweets, Hot Breads, Saravana Bhavan and Anjappar group, across Chennai.
Residences and offices of the directors of these food-joint chains were also raided by a team of over 100 I-T sleuths.
Tax sleuths added that the department is looking into allegations of under-reporting and suppressing their income through several means and hence decided to conduct searches and obtain further evidence.