The Income Tax department raided the house on Friday and Saturday. Today, officials confirmed that "cash was found neatly packed in 35 carton boxes with each containing Rs. 1 crore in denominations of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000." (See income tax department's press release)
Sushmita is married to Vishnu Prasad, who along with his father, Shiv Prasad, owns a large real estate business along with others.
The money has been handed over to the Reserve Bank of India today.
Chiranjeevi is a Rajya Sabha MP from Andhra Pradesh. He dismissed reports that linked him to the raids, describing them as "politically motivated."
"I am also a recipient of the Samman Award given to meritorious tax payers by the Income Tax Department," he said.