When Income Tax department authorities seized huge amount of Rs 35 crore from the Chennai residence of Sushmita, elder daughter of megastar-turned-Congress MP Chiranjeevi in May this year, it was a very big news in the media. Though Chiranjeevi denied of having any connection with the seized cash, there were reports that it was indeed his money, as it was found in the bedroom of his daughter.
It is more than two months now since the incident happened and everybody, including the media, has conveniently forgot to make enquiries as to what had happened to the seized cash. Grapevine has it that the IT department authorities had returned a major part of the money to Sushmita, of course after deducting the tax as per the norms. And the money is said to be back into Chiranjeevi’s kitty. The only difference is that the cash thus returned has become white in the records, since the tax has been deducted by the IT department.
Sources said the megastar had managed with the Delhi bosses and saw it to that the IT department settled the matter in a smooth manner, without making any big news. Now that the money is back with him, all is well that ends well.