Tamil Nadu:IT Dept raids temple, seizes Rs 10 cr in cash

IT Dept raids temple, seizes more than Rs 10 cr in cash

(Is the Centre sending a message to DMK?

Will the IT Dept ever dare to raid a Political Party Treasurer?)

Ed

K Praveen Kumar | TNN

Chennai: The Income Tax department, in its first biggest seizure of unaccounted cash in Tamil Nadu, on Friday seized more than Rs 10 crore from the Adiparasakthi temple in Melmaravathur, around 80 kilometres from here.

The raid on the premises under Section 132 of the Income Tax Act was based on information regarding the stocking up of a large amount of money in the temple run by self-proclaimed godman Bangaru Adigal.

The cash was seized from his house on the temple premises, an official said.
“The money was stacked up in the bureau inside his house and he could not provide any account for it. So we seized it. The counting of the currency seized is still on and it could be well beyond Rs 10 crore,” an income tax official told The Times Of India.

Several teams were formed for the search and survey operations. Apart from the Adiparasakthi temple, which runs a medical college, an engineering college and an agricultural college in Kalavai, Kancheepuram, the IT department sleuths also carried out searches in colleges owned by prominent politicians.
Among the institutions searched were St Peters College and Dr MGR Deemed University, which has several institutions under its fold, in Chennai, Rajalakshmi Engineering College near Poonamallee, Pratyusha Engineering College in Tiruvallur district and Sri Krishna Engineering College in Coimbatore.

In all 45 institutions were raided in places like Chennai, Arani, Kodaikanal, Kochi, Bangalore, Coimbatore and New Delhi. Sources said, the Income Tax officials had found Rs 7.5 crore capitation fee allegedly collected by Sri Krishna Engineering College in a bank account in Coimbatore and seized it. They also seized Rs. 1.5 crore in cash during the raid on the college premises.

Income Tax additional director (investigation) S Ravichandran, in a press release here, said that more than 500 personnel had been deployed for these search operations. He said during the raid receipts of capitation fee collected by these educational institutions have been seized.
praveen.kumar8@timesgroup.com

2 Responses

  1. EVERY TEMPLE, RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS SHOULD START AVOIDING ACCEPTING CASH. THEY SHOULD CIRCULATE THEIR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBERS WITH BANKERS NAME.
    PUBLIC SHOULD BE ASKED TO DEPOSIT MONEY DIRECT IN TO THEIR BANK ACCOUNT & DROP THE COPY OF DEPOSIT SLIP IN TO THE HUNDI OR DROP BOX.
    PERSONS SEEKING INCOME TAX EXEMPTION CAN WRITE THEIR NAME, ADDRESS ON THE RECEIPT FOR GETTING RECEIPT & CERTIFICATS ETC.

  2. IT raid conducted on Melmaruthur educational institutions is an obvious attempt to malign medical, spiritual and various social services offered by Adhiparasakthi spiritual movement. Which authority in India or Abroad is going to conduct similar raid on trust run by political parties who have also benefited during Ketan Desai run MCI. Why very few institutions are raided what about other institutions and their accounts, are they all providing absolutely correct accounts. Just because some political parties demands were not met IT raids are conducted. People are no more blind folded to such black mailing politicians and their ulterior motives. Till this time no official details about the raids and money or other forms of assets recovered are released to public by government why media is so keen on publishing some unconfirmed details. What is the background of the family rulers, what are the sources of their incomes. Before two generations what were the assets their forefathers had for them to become part of the worlds most richest list. I see this raid as an attempt by anti Hindu forces working along with brutal so called Dravidian forces to bring disrepute to Spiritulal Guru Adigalar.

    Please read statement issued by Mr.Subramanyam Swamy, an eyeopener
    http://expressbuzz.com/cities/chennai/swamy-flays-raids-on-premises-of-adigalar/189253.html

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