Income tax officials on Friday raided houses, offices and business establishments of Malayalam film stars Mohanlal and Mamooty and seized several documents.
The actors were raided following information that they had wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income. Simultaneous raids were held from 6am to late evening at 18 places in Kochi, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore.
Besides financial transaction documents, the team seized an elephant tusk from Mohanlal's residence. I-T department has informed the state forest department about the seizure.
Officials, however, couldn't open two locked rooms at his Kochi house.
His business partner Antony Perumbavoor was also quizzed.
This is the first time leading actors have been raided on such a massive scale.
According to I-T sources, both have been under the scanner for more than two weeks.