IT raids continue at Kalki Bhagwan Ashram

Income-Tax (I-T) raids took place for the fourth consecutive day today at the ashrams and offices belonging to Vijay Kumar alias 'Kalki' Bhagawan.

His son Krishna and his wife, managers and ashram members were quizzed by the I-T sleuths.According to I-T department, the raids resulted in the seizure of cash, gold, foreign currencies and diamonds amounting to Rs 93 crore over a span of three days starting from 16 October.

A self-styled Godman, Kalki Bhagwan opened Oneness University' in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamilandu. He later expanded to north India and other countries. In the city, he runs 20 branches, including a main centre near Poonamallee. The income is mainly from running courses and from donations, it is said.

The I-T sleuths, it is said, got a tip off that Vijayakumar and his son had been evading tax payments, and found that much of their assets were unaccounted.