Tunnel found under Shashikala’s house in TN. Loads of black money and gold unearthed
1. 17000 crores raid by CBI at Sasikala Home in Tamilnadu video
2. Black Money found in Shashikala home which was hidden in the Tunnel
A group of photographs circulating on WhatsApp and other social media sites show stacks of gold, ornaments and huge amount of cash – which are allegedly unearthed from a tunnel found inside the house of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala. It is suggested that Sasikala has hidden the wealth secretly in her house, and the stories were shared heavily, but no, they are not true.
About the Pictures
The set of pictures that come with the story do not actually show any such secret wealth recovery incident in Sasikala’s house. The heaps of money belong to an incident in November 2017, when Income Tax Department of India seized Crores of cash from NSE (National Stock Exchange) broker Sanjay Gupta’s house and other locations, as part of its searches in the NSE servers scandal. Other pictures show a bank robbery in Navi Mumbai, where a group of burglars dug a long tunnel to break into the bank and loot cash and jewellery. The stacks of gold and other ornaments are again not related to any such said incident relating to Sasikala.
Income Tax Department Raid
In early November 2017, the Income Tax department has however raided the office of Jaya TV in Chennai and other properties of Sasikala’s family members. It happened after the IT officials received information that said the channel is evading tax.
Coming back to the claim in question, the unrelated pictures suggesting that a tunnel was found inside Sasikala’s house and loads of money and gold were unearthed is therefore a hoax.
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