I-T sleuths arrived at Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's home for the second time as part of their investigation into reports that he has amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.
I-T sleuths on Tuesday (July 26) arrived at Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's home for the second time as part of their investigation into reports that he has amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. (Source: IANS)
The four-member I-T team was back at the superstar's residence after they were unable to open two bio-metric locks that can be opened using the fingerprint of the superstar or his immediate family members. (Source: IANS)
The officials have already recovered a pair of elephant tusks from Mohanlal's home. As per the law, only those who have the necessary license can keep ivory tusks, if not, a case can be registered against them. (Source: IANS)
The raids seem to have affected Mohanlal adversely as calls have come from certain quarters urging that his honorary rank of Lt. Colonel in the Territorial Army be withdrawn because he is not an ideal role model. (Source: IANS)
The I-T officials are preparing a detailed report on their findings.
The I-T officials searched 20 places last week (July 22), including the homes and offices of Mohanlal and Mammootty and also of their close business associates. (Source: IANS)
The raids were conducted in Kochi at superstar Mohanlal's production and distribution company - Max Labs and Ashirwad house - along with his film studio Viesmaya cinemax.
The Income Tax department raided Malayalam superstar Mammootty's Chennai residence.
The raids are based on a tip off that the IT returns filed by the superstar were not directly proportionate to his income.
An IT official outside Mammootty's residence in Chennai.
The IT department have also raided Malayalam actor Mohanlal's residence and multiple offices.
Officials inside Mohanlal's residence.
His residence in Trivandrum where his mother lives was raided too. Mohanlal also owns some hotels in Bangalore and had recently bought a plush house in the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.
In a career spanning more than three decades, Mammootty has won the National Award thrice (Dr. Ambedkar (1988), Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, Mathilukal (1989) and Vidheyan, Ponthan Mada (1993) and has acted in more than 360 films. He has also done a few Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films.
Mohanlal is regarded as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema and is a cultural icon in Kerala. He was awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution to Indian cinema. He has won four National Film Awards and one of his notable roles were in Mani Ratnam's Iruvar and Ram Gopal Varma's Company.