IT dept carries out raid at Sajid Nadiadwala’s office, home

Mumbai Income Tax department on Tuesday conducted a search at produced Sajid Nadiadwala’s office, residence and his other properties for alleged tax evasion.

The officials quoted, "We are conducting searches at the premises of film producer Sajid Nadiadwala. The searches are being conducted at his house, office and other premises. The searches are being conducted over suspicions of tax evasion. We are also checking up on the chartered accountants."

The search started around 11 am on Tuesday and will be continue till Wednesday. The IT department is checking some documents related to Nadiadwala’s return file. The search was carried out simultaneously at Sajid Nadiawala’s Yari Road apartment and office. The producer was present at the time of the search and he was asked to switch off his cell phone.

Details of the raid and documents obtained from his office have not yet been revealed. Runs the production company under the name Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, he has delivered a string of hits including ‘Houseful 2’, ‘Kick’, ‘Heropanti’ and ‘2 States’. His latest hit is Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s ‘Tamasha’, directed by Imtiaz Ali. The film garnered an opening day collection of Rs 62 crores.

In 2010 also the Income Tax's TDS wing carried search operation at Sajid Nadiadwala’s office and residence.