Chennai: The Income Tax department is conducting a raid at Tamil Nadu’s Chief Secretary Rama Mohana Rao’s residence on Wednesday.
I-T sleuths reached Rao’s residence in Anna Nagar at around 5:30 am and began investigations. Rao is the senior most civil servant of the state government.
As per media reports, the raids are in connection with his alleged links sand mining baron Babu Sekar Reddy. The raids on him post demonestisation had yielded Rs 130 crore in cash and 117 kg of gold.
Reddy is a member of the board of trustees that administers the Tirupati temple. Rama Mohana Rao was appointed as Chief Secretary in June 2016 and holds the additional charge of vigilance commissioner and commissioner of administrative reforms.
He had earlier served as principal secretary to former CM J Jayalalithaa. Rao is scheduled to retire in September 2017.