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Tamil Nadu chief secretary Rama Mohana Rao sacked after I-T raid; Girija Vaidyanathan takes charge

Senior IAS Officer Girija Vaidyanathan Has Been Appointed As The Next Chief Secretary Of Tamil Nadu.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Apoorva Nawaz | Updated on: 22 Dec 2016, 12:39:17 PM
Former Chief secretary of Tamil Nadu Rama Mohana Rao (File Picture)

New Delhi:

Following the Income Tax raid and undisclosed income of Rs 5 crore, Chief secretary of the Tamil Nadu Rama Mohana Rao has been sacked from the post on Thursday.

Senior IAS officer Girija Vaidyanathan has been appointed as the next Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu.

Officials from the Income Tax department questioned Tamil Nadu chief secretary Rama Mohana Rao, his son Vivek and his two personal secretaries on Wednesday after searching his residence and office.

The questioning came after Rao reportedly admitted undisclosed income of Rs 5 crore from unknown sources.

Tax officials said Rs 30 lakh in new Rs 2,000 notes, five kilograms of gold and documents with details of undisclosed assets worth about Rs 5 crore were recovered during the raids carried out at 11 places.

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First Published : 22 Dec 2016, 12:36:00 PM