In Chennai, income tax department was raided in 30 places including tamil cinema producers, actors residencies and offices on 31.10.2013 at 8.00 AM. As per the sources, the raid was done in offices and residencies of tamil cinema producers R B Chowdary, A M Rathnam and Gnanavelraja. A M Rathnam has produced Ajith starring Arrambam tamil film and Gnanavelraja has produced Karthi starring All in All Azhaguraja tamil film.
Similarly, the IT raid was also done in leading tamil comedy actor Santhanam house at Teynampet. Income tax (IT) officials were also conducted raid at one of tamil cinema producer A M Rathnam’s guest houses in Hyderabad.
After the raid, the Income tax officials said that they receive complaint about film producer on using unaccounted money to produce films and in addition some of film producers and actors are failed to pay taxes to the Income Tax department regularly. The riad result and documentation is not yet officially announced by the Income Tax department.