On 21 December, Income Tax officials conducted a raid at Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Rammohan Rao's residence in Chennai's Anna Nagar.
The officials, according to reports, also raided seven other places in the city.
Rammohan Rao, 58, became the Chief Secretary in June 2016. He was Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister before he was anointed Chief Secretary.
Around 20 days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced scrapping of high value currency notes, the police and Income Tax department started a drive against people hoarding illegal cash.
Since then, according to India.com, the government has uncovered hidden income of Rs 2,600 crore and has seized approximately Rs 393 crore involving nearly 300 cases.