LIVE: I-T dept raids 100 locations linked to TN mining firm VV Minerals


The raids are being carried out over alleged discrepancies in filing of Income Tax returns and disproportionate income

The Income Tax sleuths on Thursday carried out multiple searches at 100 locations linked to Tirunelveli-based mining company VV Minerals and its owner Vaikundarajan in Tamil Nadu, ANI reported.


The raids are also being conducted in Andhra Pradesh in connection with tax evasion case against mining, mineral export groups, PTI reported.

The controversial company has long been accused of illegal sand mining along the fertile rivers in the state, despite the Madras High Court’s 2013 ban. In April 2017, a report submitted before the Madras High Court alleged that VV Minerals had been mining and transporting the minerals without proper documentation.