Income Tax (IT) Department officials raided the residences and offices of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) lawmaker, C. M. Ramesh, today morning. Around 100 IT Department officials are on duty to raid his offices and residences in 25 to 30 locations of Hyderabad and Kadapa.
C. M. Ramesh is also a businessman and promoter of the firm Rithwik Industries Pvt., Ltd. The officials raided all the properties owned by Ramesh, his relatives and business partners.
This is the third raid conducted by the Income Tax Department since the 10th of October. The IT Department recently raided the residence of Kailash Gahlot the Transport Minister of Delhi and a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP.) The properties of Raghav Bahl the owner of The Quint, were also raided.
According to sources, the raids in Hyderabad are currently going on and will continue till the evening. Official documents, files and properties belonging to C. M. Ramesh have been seized.
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