In a well-known disclosure, the Earnings Tax Division has told the Madras High Court that its file to outdated Director Total of Police Ashok Kumar on the fundamental functions of corruption bright Tamil Nadu Health Minister, top police officers and others in the gutkha scam was came across for the length of a recent search in ‘Veda Nilayam’, space of outdated Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, in Chennai.
On particular files that some persons had conspired to “clandestinely” clutch away fundamental evidence from ‘Veda Nilayam’, Earnings Tax officials performed searches on the premises on the evening of November 17, 2017. Whereas taking a glimpse the rooms occupied by Jayalalithaa’s cease aide V.K. Sasikala, the officials came across a show cloak dated September 2, 2016 signed by the outdated DGP and addressed to the then Chief Minister enclosing a copy of the “secret letter” dated August 11, 2016, of the Fundamental Director e Tax (Investigation).
This files has been disclosed in an affidavit submitted by Susie Babu Varghese, Fundamental Director of Earnings Tax (Investigation), in the court docket on Friday.
Gutkha producer’s assertion
In the affidavit, the Earnings Tax Division stated that Madhava Rao, producer of the MDM impress of gutkha, in a sworn assertion sooner than its officials stated that “he had paid a sum of ₹ Fifty six lakh to the Health Minister, Govt of Tamil Nadu, between the duration 01.04.2016 and 15.06.2016 … He stated that the payments were made to fairly a pair of officials and explained that the abbreviation of HM and CP as Health Minister of Tamil Nadu and Commissioner for Police, respectively.”
The affidavit debunks the submission of the Train executive in the court docket that no Earnings Tax Division file on gutkha scam existed in sage.
Ragged Chief Secretary P. Rama Mohana Rao had confirmed to The Hindu that the Earnings Tax Division had indeed submitted a file to the manager and he forwarded it to Jayalalithaa and that she wanted to grab motion in opposition to the erring persons.
The gutkha scam was exposed by The Hindu in its file “I-T probe unearths fee of bribes to TN Minister, officials for gutkha sale” published on June 27, 2017.