I-T raids at Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence, here are the highlights

The Income Tax Deparment have begun raids at Sasikala and her relatives' properties in Poes Garden, Chennai.

Published: 17th November 2017 10:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2017 08:32 AM   |  A+A-

Tight security outside Jaya's residence at Pose Garden, Chennai | P Jawahar

By Online Desk

CHENNAI: After searching the residences of relatives and those closely associated with VK Sasikala and TTV Dhinakaran, Income Tax department sleuths on Friday night reached the most unexpected place — the Poes Garden residence of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, which AIADMK cadre hold in high regard.

Around 9.30 pm, IT officials entered ‘Veda Nilayam’, once described as a place covered by iron-curtains. Department sources indicated that they had prior permission from the Madras High Court to search the premises and were specifically searching the chamber of Poongundran, Jayalalithaa’s secretary. After about 30 minutes, more sleuths joined in. A few days ago, the department searched the residence of Poongundran.

(With inputs from Express News Service)


Catch the highlights here:

01:01 Nov 18

Niece of late CM J Jayalalithaa, J Deepa, arrives at Poes garden

Deepa argued with police who prevented her from entering the residence. She says that she has sued the State government for making it a memorial.

12:48 Nov 18

Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran tweets about CM Edappadi Palanisamy's recent announcement to turn Veda Nilayam into a memorial: "What answer does Edappadi have, for having tricked people into believing that Veda Nilayam will be converted into a memorial?"

12:41 Nov 18

Sasikala continued to live in Veda Nilayam after Jaya's death amid murmurs of protest by sections of AIADMK party members.

12:32 Nov 18

 According to her affidavit filed for 2016 TN assembly elections, Jayalalithaa and her mother Veda had purchased the property on July 15, 1967 at a cost of Rs 1.32 lakh and its value last year was estimated at Rs 72.09 crore.

12:23 Nov 18

 Most of the AIADMK cadres have been detained and removed from the scene. Only a few members from the party are present.

12:21 Nov 18

 In August 2017, Tamil Nadu CM Palaisamy announced that Veda Nilayam would be converted into a memorial.

12:19 Nov 18

Veda Nilayam, the residence that is being raided, is a sprawling bungalow where the late CM J Jayalalithaa stayed for over three decades.

12:16 Nov 18

 Jaya TV CEO Vivek Jayaraman and his wife are inside the residence that is being raided.

12:10 Nov 18

 More than 150 cadres from AIADMK have been arrested and cleared out from Poes Garden.

12:08 Nov 18

AIADMK cadres protest outside Jaya's residence

The protesters hold up placards that read: "Get out BJP"

Photo | P Jawahar 

11:54 Nov 17

Police get hold of protesting AIADMK cadres

11:49 Nov 17

AIADMK cadres protest at Poes Garden

11:47 Nov 17

AIADMK MLA Kalai Rajan: BJP is behind searches in Amma’a house. Arun Jaitley is behind this conspiracy. Amma’s house is a temple for us.

11:45 Nov 17

WATCH | Man from AIADMK cadre steals petrol to immolate himself

11:42 Nov 17

 More police have been deployed outside Jaya's residence.

11:29 Nov 17

They have betrayed the soul of Amma: TTV Dhinakaran

In a tweet, TTV Dhinakaran has questioned EPS and OPS: "How much more betrayal are you going to do to the AIADMK party?"

11:23 Nov 17

AIADMK MLAs react to the sudden I-T raids at Poes Garden

11:21 Nov 17

Tight security at Poes Garden


11:14 Nov 17

Previously raided places include the residence of M. Natarajan, Sasikala's husband, in Thanjavur; Kodanad Tea Estate belonging to Jayalalithaa; Jazz Cinemas, Midas Distilleries, Sharada Paper and Boards, Senthil Group of Companies, Nilgiri Furniture in Coimbatore, Jaya TV and Namadhu MGR.

11:06 Nov 17

EPS, OPS are behind this: TTV Dhinakaran

Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran has condemned the raids, saying Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palanisamy and the deputy CM O Panneerselvam are behind the search.

11:01 Nov 17

The previous raids, known as the "Operation Clean Money", took place in Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Puducherry, and other areas in Tamil Nadu.

10:52 Nov 17

Former MLA from TVV Dhinakaran faction comments on the raids

10:50 Nov 17

Previously on November 9th, 1,800 IT officials knocked at the doors of 187 premises that belonged Sasikala and her kin. The raid went on for 4 days in various properties across Tamil Nadu.

10:44 Nov 17

Jaya TV CEO arrives at Poes Garden

10:36 Nov 17

Heavy security at Poes Garden


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