Exactly after a week of the flash raids by the income tax sleuths and the following media reports of seizure of nearly 100 crore unaccounted money, mutual funds documents and gift deeds etc, Tamil star Ilayathapathy opened up for the first time on the reports of his tax evasion since the last 5 years.
Refuting all the tax evasion allegations, Vijay said that he has been a law abiding citizen and a responsible tax payer all his life and that the media reports is tax evasion is utterly false. Vijay said that he has paid tax as per the norms and that his family cooperated with the IT officials during the raid.
Vijay further said that he and his family are deeply hurt with the tax evasion reports and requested everyone not to distort facts and cause him more hurt. On the morning of 30th September, the IT department officials raided the houses and offices of Vijay, Puli producers, Nayanthara and Samantha. The raids had a deep negative impact on Puli’s opening day collections.