In a valuable disclosure, the Profits Tax department has told the Madras Excessive Court docket that its describe back to extinct Director Long-established of Police Ashok Kumar on the little print of corruption appealing Tamil Nadu Successfully being Minister, high police officers and others in the gutkha rip-off became as soon as came all over for the length of a most neatly-liked search in ‘Veda Nilayam’, region of extinct Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, in Chennai.
On thunder records that some persons had conspired to “clandestinely” consume valuable proof from ‘Veda Nilayam’, Profits Tax officials performed searches on the premises on the night time of November 17, 2017. Whereas browsing the rooms occupied by Jayalalithaa’s end aide V.Okay. Sasikala, the officials came all over a expose dated September 2, 2016 signed by the extinct DGP and addressed to the then Chief Minister enclosing a duplicate of the “secret letter” dated August 11, 2016, of the Essential Director e Tax (Investigation).
This records has been disclosed in an affidavit submitted by Susie Babu Varghese, Essential Director of Profits Tax (Investigation) in the court on Friday.
In the affidavit, the Profits Tax department acknowledged that Madhava Rao, manufacturer of the MDM brand of gutkha, in his sworn assertion sooner than its officials acknowledged that “he had paid a sum of ? 56 lakh to the Successfully being Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu between the duration 01.04.2016 and 15.06.2016…He acknowledged that the payments had been made to plenty of officials and defined that the abbreviation of HM and CP as Successfully being Minister of Tamil Nadu and Commissioner for Police, respectively.”
The affidavit of the Profits Tax department debunks the submission of the Dispute Government in the court that no Profits Tax Department describe on gutkha rip-off existed in memoir.
Earlier, the extinct Chief Secretary P. Rama Mohana Rao had confirmed to The Hindu that the Profits Tax department had indeed submitted a describe back to the Dispute Government which he forwarded to Jayalalithaa and that she wanted to steal circulate in opposition to the erring persons.
The gutkha rip-off became as soon as exposed by The Hindu in its describe “I-T probe finds fee of bribes to TN Minister, officials for gutkha sale” printed on June 27, 2017.