Wedding party? No it’s I-T raid

Wedding party? No it’s I-T raid

April 26, 2017

Kushalnagar: Kushalnagar residents witnessed a convoy of 30 decorated cars including Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) passing through the streets this morning and they assumed that it was a marriage party of some rich man. Only later it dawned upon them that the occupants of the cars were sleuths from the Income Tax (I-T) Department who were in the town for a series of raids.

A group of over 100 I-T sleuths divided into 12 teams arrived in Kushalnagar to raid SLN Group and other properties owned by Tamil-Nadu based brothers Vishwanathan and Sathappan. Sources said that the brothers are related to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram.

Sources said that the Mysuru Police had provided security to the I-T team as the I-T sleuths had informed them about the raids and had requested for security. So secretive were raids that the local Police who also assisted the I-T team did not even have a clue about the businessmen who were being raided.

It was only after they arrived   at the SLN Coffee (P) Limited and other properties including coffee estates owned by the group that the Police got to know about the raids.

All the cars had bouquets on their bonnets and were decorated with flowers, colourful stripes and even had posters with names of bride and bridegroom pasted on windshields, just to misguide the local people and also the Police officers about the raids.

The officers raided the properties of SLN Group including a coffee processing unit, an instant coffee works unit located in the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) Industrial Area at Kudlur, a petrol bunk and a saw mill located at Madapatna, SLN Eden Garden (a posh residential layout), Purple Palms Resort, a house located at Bollur near Guddehosur and a coffee estate at Pollibetta.

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Sources said that SLN Group Managing Partners Vishwanathan and Sathappan are related to former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and the raids were a part of the continued operation carried out by the IT sleuths against Chidambaram and his son Karti since 2015.

Sources added that IT sleuths had recovered crucial documents which were being examined at the time we went to the press at 2.30 pm.

7 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Wedding party? No it’s I-T raid”

  1. Hocfenner Mistry says:

    Good job! All of chidambaram’s unaccounted wealth shall be taxed now. It is hard to imagine that this man had such great posts from finance, home ministries to loot the nation. If found guilty put him in jail.

  2. robin hood says:

    what about BJP Goons like reddy bros who have millions and when all common mane were running like mads for currency exchange he was lavishly spending on marriage. all politicians are rodents .govt has to be transparent housekeeping starts from from house own house then neighbors ! its time BJP start looting ! open invitation given by public in voting them !

  3. Nanda says:

    It is just a plot to confuse & gain cheap popularity from the already gullible citizens of our country & to Cover up their bigger loot.

  4. Rangaramu BK says:

    It is marriage to GTN group by IT

  5. Rangaramu BK says:

    It is marriage to SLN group by IT

  6. Rangaramu BK says:

    Wedding of SLN group with blackmoney

  7. chethan says:

    This should have been done long back ,, However culprits has many back doors to escape, this is just a show of seizing back a glass of water from stolen Sea from robbers


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