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Chennai, Aug 2 : Officials of the Income Tax department today conducted raids at several premises of various Tamil film producers, distributors and a popular financier on charges of tax evasion.
Reports received here said the raids were being held at the residential and office premises of financier-producer Anbuchezhiyan of Gopuram Films, Kalaipuli S Thanu, SR Prabhu of Dream Warrior Pictures among others.
The simultaneous raids, which began this morning, was going on in more than 40 locations, including in Chennai and Madurai. About 10 locations related to Anbu Chezhiyan, who started off as a financier and now is a producer too, is under the I-T scanner.
It may be recalled that in February 2020, the I-T department had seized unaccounted to the tune of Rs 75 crores from various locations in Chennai and Madurai belonging to Anbu Chezhiyan.