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IT departments raids properties of Tamil actor Vijay, recovers Rs 65 crore

The Income Tax (IT) department recovered Rs 65 crore on Thursday after raiding around 38 properties of Tamil actor Vijay (named Joseph Vijay) and film financier Anbu Chezhiyan, reported news agency ANI.

“Income Tax Department is conducting raids & surveys at the properties of Tamil actor Vijay and producer Anbu Chezhiyan. Around 38 premises have been covered in the raid and Rs 65 crores have been recovered,” read the tweet.

The agency also tweeted pictures of bags filled with cash recovered from the financier of the actor. The pictures were shared by IT officials.

As per NDTV report, IT officials claimed that the investigation revealed some unaccounted transactions between Anbu Chezhiyan and Joseph Vijay, which led the department to raid the actors house on East Coast Road (ECR) outside Chennai. Actor Vijay will also be interrogated today.

Earlier on Wednesday, Vijay was also questioned in connection with an alleged tax evasion case linked to AGS Cinemas, which had produced Vijay-starrer hit film ‘Bigil’ last year.

The IT department also searched the residence and business premises of AGS Group promoters.

The IT officials had summoned Vijay from a shooting and questioned him in connection with the payment received by him for film ‘Bigil’. Vijay had to halt the shooting of his upcoming movie ‘Master’ to respond to the IT officials.

‘Bigil’ was shot for a budget of Rs 180 crore and also ended up being one of Vijay’s most successful movies till date. The salary which Vijay received is also said to have come under the IT department’s scrutiny.

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