According to the reports, the Income Tax officials have carried out raids on the ashram of self-proclaimed goodman, Kalki Bhagwan at Chittor in Andhra Pradesh. Raids also took place at the premises of his son's business partners reportedly.
The raids were being conducted at 40 places, out of these half are from Tamil Nadu, from where the Godman belongs. The officials are suspecting a financial misappropriation in the investments made by Krishna, Godmanâ€™s son in his business associates companies.
The Godman, born as Vijay Kumar has started his life as a clerk with Life Insurance of India. Later he left the job and established an institution at Rajupeta, Andhra Pradesh to provide alternative education.
After facing a huge loss in the business, he went underground and showed up as Kalki, Lord Vishnu's tenth incarnation. His ashrams are spread throughout in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
The public started showing up huge numbers as his promise of delivering instant nirvana was well received.
Though critics raise several questions on him, he enjoys a fair section of devotees, including the rich people and NRIs.
The darshan prices are very fancy here. While the ordinary darshan costs 5,000, special darshan costs 25,000.
He was also alleged of land grabbing case in the past which was denied by his devotees. In 2010, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh heard a petition and ordered an inquiry against him. Interestingly, there is no information on the result of the inquiry.