IT sleuths search SRK’s Red Chillies premises

Income Tax officials today searched the premises of Red Chillies Entertainment, a company owned by superstar Shah Rukh Khan, as part of their ongoing probe into the alleged financial irregularities in IPL.

A team of more than six IT officials were involved in the operations at the company’s offices at Bandra, a source close to the development told PTI.

Red Chillies has an interest in the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), an IPL franchise, co-owned by Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla.

The Income Tax Department has been conducting a series of search and survey operations on several franchises of the IPL for the last two days.

Earlier in the day, the Enforcement Directorate had questioned IPL Commissioner, Lalit Modi, in the city.

It is understood ED officials took Modi to Reliance Industries’ Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s office at Nariman Point.

However, it is not clear if the two had met.

Modi is now on his way by helicopter to Navi Mumbai where the second IPL semi-final between Chennai Super Kings and Deccan Chargers is scheduled to be played later this evening.(PTI)

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