Five Restaurant Raided In Chennai, Chains Including Saravana Bhavan Raided In Chennai, Income Tax officials. Five popular restaurant chains in Chennai, including the Saravana Bhavan group, are being raided by Income Tax officials.
Raids are being conducted at the offices of Saravana Bhavan, Hot Breads, the Anjappar group and two groups of Grand Sweets in Chennai. Income Tax department officials said the searches are being done following complaints of alleged tax evasion.
Saravana Bhavan, the most well-known among the five restaurant groups, has its outlets in 20 countries including the US, the UK, France and Australia. It was founded by P Rajagopal.
The Anjappar group has 70 outlets, including a few outside India. Bakery chain Hot Breads has branches in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry.