Jaya inducted aide into several companies

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CHENNAI: Income tax records at the facilities of imprisoned AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, family members and associates are ready to continue as I-T officials are still discovering details of documents confiscated so far.

On Friday night, they searched for parts of the Poes Garden residence in Jayalalithaa, especially the rooms used by his personal secretary S Poonkundran and Sasikala. Even so, the room used by Jayalalithaa was not registered, I-T officials said. Poonkundran was appointed director of certain companies when Sasikala was sent to Poes Garden in 2011. When he returned, he had it replaced.

I-T officials believe that Poonkundran, who was said to be a glorified guardian in Veda Nilayam, could take them to information about Sasikala’s extended family businesses. “Nothing happened in Veda Nilayam without the knowledge of Poonkundran, it used to filter even Jayalalithaa’s appointments,” said an AIADMK source.

“We are reviewing the documents related to the fictitious companies owned by the extended family and business partners of Sasikala.We received some clues when questioning Poonkundran.In connection with this, we entered the Jayalalithaa residence on Friday night. for 5 days, we could look for more places when we get additional information in the coming days. Veda Nilayam is the first of them, “an IT official told TOI.

The I-T officers did not respond when asked why the Jayalalithaa residence, and their bungalows Kodanad and Siruthavur were not registered in the initial round. Sasikala had been using all of these premises for years. The I-T officers had fallen into the Jaya TV building adjacent to Veda Nilayam more than a week ago, but it took them more than a week to enter the Jayalalithaa residence.

“In the Friday night search, we have confiscated some original documents from companies owned by members of the Sasikala family.The photocopies were seized from several other places previously.Some photocopies were confiscated from a store in Chennai, where they were abandoned when searches were carried out for the last time. “, said the official.

“It was Amma who gave Poonkundran the opportunity to work in 3 companies where only members of the Sasikala family were directors, this was to help him earn a decent salary,” said a senior AIADMK leader. But Poonkundran lived a simple life, without any extravagance, the sources said. He considered Jayalalitha’s trust his greatest asset.