Kochi: Income Tax officials, who had conducted raids at the residence and business establishments of Malayalam superstar Mammootty, questioned him for nearly seven hours till early on Saturday morning. (Agencies)
According to reliable source the actor who returned from Chennai by 9 pm on Friday night was questioned by IT officials at his residence at Panampilly Naagar here till 3 am on Saturday.
Mammootty "cooperated fully with the officials", the sources said.
Large number of Mammootty fans had gathered at the airport to express solidarity with the actor, when he arrived here with his wife from Chennai last night.
Some more searches will be conducted at his house in Chennai after the actor returns there, R Mohan, Additional Director General, Income Tax informed.
"We have taken some documents pertaining to landed properties. It is too early to comment now. A final picture would emerge by Wednesday, he said.
IT Officials had on Friday raided the offices, residences, and business establishments of Mammootty and Mohanlal at various places in Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bangalore and Udhagamandalam (Ooty).
The raids would not be held on Saturday, the sources said.
Mohanlal, who is in Rameshwaram in connection with a shoot, would be questioned at Chennai on July 25 and in Kochi on July 26, Mohan said.
The two actors were under I-T scanner for the past few months and the raids, as per Section 132 of the Income Tax Act (relating to search and seizure), came after 'specific information' that they had wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income, the sources said.
Kochi: Income Tax officials, who had conducted raids at the residence and business establishments of Malayalam superstar Mammootty, questioned him for nearly seven hours till early on Saturday morning.