Income Tax department have found undisclosed income of about Rs. 600 crore during searches on the premises of spiritual guru ‘Kalki Bhagwan’ and his son. The searches that began on October 16. Income tax department seized a total of Rs 65-crore unaccounted money (Rs 45 crore in INR and Rs 20 crore in currencies of other countries including US dollars) from the Kalki Ashram near Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh and 39 other places and search ended on Sunday.
Disapproving some media reports about him having fled the country, self-styled godman, who claims to be the 10th ‘avatar’ of Vishnu, Kalki Bhagwan said on Tuesday he is going to turn more powerful after the Income Tax raids. In a video message to his devotees, Kalki Bhagwan, said he has not run away from the country: “Neither the government nor the IT department has said we have fled the country. It is the media that is claiming this,” he said.
Income tax department has issued a statement saying it had seized Rs 43.9 crore in Indian currencies, foreign currencies worth Rs 18 crore and gold and diamond worth Rs 31 crore. Kalki’s son, N K V Krishna, and other family members have been summoned by the department for questioning.