DA case: IT officials complete 2-day questioning of Sasikala

Bengaluru: Income Tax officials from Tamilnadu Friday completed their two-day questioning of former AIADMK leader V K Sasikala at Parapana Agrahara Central Jail in connection with a tax matter, an official said.

Sasikala, an aide of former Tamilnadu Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa, was convicted in a disproportionate asset case and lodged in the Parappana Agrahara central jail here since February last.

“The Income Tax officials from Tamilnadu completed their two-day questioning of Sasikala in the prison,” Jail Superintendent Somshekhar told PTI here.

As many as seven tax officials questioned Sasikala for the past two days, he said. The sleuths had arrived at the jail Thursday morning and questioned Sasikala till late evening, he added.

The jail superintendent on 7 December had received a letter from I-T officials from Tamilnadu to permit them to question Sasikala for two days.

Tax sleuths had last year conducted searches at premises linked to Sasikala and her kin over suspected tax evasion in various cities, including Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.