Income tax department raided the offices and homes of Malayalam film actors Mohanlal and Mammootty.The raid took place in the offices, homes and distribution offices of both actors. The income tax officials started the raid at 6.30 am on Friday and continued till. 3.30 pm. It department raid will be continued in coming days. The raid took place in the offices and houses located in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Mohanlal was at a shooting location in Rameswaram and Mammootty was at his Chennai residence. The superstars have to report directly to income tax department and need to produce the documents and details regarding their income.There are news reports that the officials have taken statement from Mohanlal at the shooting location at Ervadi in Tamil Nadu. Mammooty reached his Kochi residence after 8.30 pm on Friday.
The IT department has not published the details about the income tax raid conducted at the house and offices of the super stars. The officials started raid at 6.30 at the residence of Mammootty at Panampally Nagar and Mohanlal’s house of Thevara. The raid process were held at the office of Ashirvaad films and Hotel Travancore Court. IT officers questioned Antonty Perumbavoor who is a business partner of Mohanlal. His flats at Gosree road and residence at Perumbavoor also were searched by the Income Tax authorities.
The raid were held simultaneously in all the offices of Mahanlal located in Thiruvananthapuram Kinfra park and his residence at Mudavanmugal, Poojappura. There was some news reports that the Income Tax officials have found some documents regarding some real estate deals from the house of Mohanlal. The officials were not able to get more details as there was Mohanlal’s mother, driver and servants were available in his house at Thiruvananthapuram. The It department conducted raid as there was some irregularities in the Income Tax returns submitted by the Super stars. There is no report about the cause of raid is due to any complaint against the actors. News reports shows that two elephant tusks were found by the Income Tax officers from the House of Mohanlal.The investigations were started to find whether Mohanlal got any License to keep elephant tusks at his residence of Thevara. The superstar Mohanlal will be in trouble if there no license with him to keep elephant tusks in his house at Thevara. The officials have raided many documents from the house of Mohanlal regarding several real estate dealing. Income tax officers were not able to open two rooms of Mohanlal which can only opened by using finger impression of either Mohanlal or his wife. The biometric locked rooms will be opened by the IT authorities after the arrival of the actor.The officials raided many documents related to real estate deals and investments, receipts of remuneration for acting, archeological goods etc from the house of actors. It is first time in Kerala the IT raids conducting against film actors. The sudden raid conducted by the Income Tax Department created some troubles in the Malayalam film world. It is to be said that the superstars are doing so many business with their acting career publicly and secretly.