The Income Tax Department has made a huge cash seizure worth Rs 30 lakh in new notes from the premises one of the highest-level officers in Tamil Nadu. 

Continuing its crackdown on black money post demonetisation, the department recently searched 11 locations linked to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao, including his office and residence and his son's residence. 

The department says it seized Rs 30 lakh in new currency and five kg gold.

Rao, who was appointed as Chief Secretary, the highest bureaucratic position in the Tamil Nadu government, in June this year. Ironically, he was also the Vigilance Commissioner and the Commissioner for Administrative Reforms.

Here is all you need to know about the seizure: 

Source: b'Security forces wait outside the Secretariat as the raid goes on inside | Source: PTI\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'IT Officials leaving after raid | Source: PTI'

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