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 On Wednesday (March 3) the Income Tax Department conducted raids on filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl and actress Taapsee Pannu‘s residences. Taapsee and Anurag were reportedly questioned for six hours by the officials. Anurag was reportedly questioned about the details of the company he formed after Phantom Films was dissolved in 2018.

Apart from these celebs, the IT department also conducted raids at premises of talent management companies like KWAN company, Good and Bad Films office, Andolan films.

A tweet by ANI reads, “The Income Tax search that started at the commerce centre of a talent management company in Mumbai yesterday, continues for the second day. Visuals from outside the building.”

According to a report by Business Today, sources have revealed that the IT department officials have kept a back up of every digital evidence they found during the searches. Later, the individuals were questioned based on the evidence found. The officers have also seized laptops and documents for evaluation from Anurag, Taapsee, Madhu Mantena and Vikas. The IT officials have reportedly sealed 4 bank accounts of KWAN Talent Management Agency Private Limited in Mumbai.

Also as per the PTI report, the officials have informed that the raids were a part of a tax evasion probe against Phantom Films (dissolved in 2018) as well as it’s then promoters director-producer Vikramaditya Motwane, producer Vikas, Anurag and producer-distributor Madhu Mantena. Apparently, around 8 officials from the Income Tax Department were present and after almost a 20 hours long probe, the questioning is still going on.

Stay tuned to this space for more updates.

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