Income tax detectives raid the properties of Kollywood actress Manthra

The Income Tax Department raided property related to the popular Tamil and Telugu actress Manthra in Chennai and Andhra Pradesh. IT detectives had carried out simultaneous raids on a health, wellness and beauty chain that has branches throughout South India. The firm has been under the scanner for alleged tax evasion. Manthra was one of the faces of celebrities that has backed the company's products.

Officials confiscated several documents and receipts as evidence. No cash was seized in the raid. According to reports, authorities said they can confirm tax evasion only after examining seized documents. The searches were reportedly carried out in 48 locations in Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Manthra was a popular actress in Tamil and Telugu cinema in the 1990s. She has performed with Thalapathy Vijay in 'Love Today' and Thala Ajith in 'Rettai Jadai Vayasu'. After their wedding, Manthra took a break from acting and recently returned in character roles with Simbu's 'Vaalu' and Jiiva 's' Kavalai Vendaam'.