First main operation beneath DMK govt.
In the primary main operation after the DMK returned to energy, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Thursday launched simultaneous searches on the premises of former Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabhaskar of the AIADMK.
After registering a disproportionate belongings case in opposition to Mr. Vijayabhaskar, his spouse Vijayalakshmi and brother Sekar to probe the allegation that the former Minister “intentionally enriched himself during his tenure of office as Minister for Transport”, DVAC officers performed searches at 26 locations, together with in Karur and Chennai.
Mr. Vijayabhaskar’s home at Andankoil and his dyeing unit in Karur had been additionally searched.
The residences of the former Minister’s mother and father and his brother at Andankoil, too, had been searched.
The case was registered by the DVAC’s Karur detachment.
During the searches, ₹25,56,000 in money was seized by the officers, sources mentioned.
Sale deed paperwork, papers pertaining to insurance coverage insurance policies and transactions in companies the place Mr. Vijayabhaskar is a accomplice and different incriminating paperwork had been additionally seized, sources mentioned.
Mr. Vijayabhaskar misplaced to Senthilbalaji of the DMK within the Karur Assembly constituency.
AIADMK coordinator O. Panneerselvam on Thursday mentioned the searches had been carried out as a result of political vendetta.
Speaking to reporters after chairing a gathering with social gathering functionaries, together with co-coordinator Edappadi Okay. Palaniswami, Mr. Panneerselvam mentioned the ruling DMK was not capable of face the AIADMK politically, and was resorting to DVAC raids.
“The AIADMK is prepared to face anything. The raids were only due to political vendetta. This is anti-democratic and the DMK should stop this. We will face it legally,” Mr. Panneerselvam mentioned.
The former AIADMK regime protected livelihoods and the rights of Tamil Nadu for 10 years, he mentioned, including that the individuals had been conscious of the steps taken by the AIADMK authorities for his or her welfare.
When requested concerning the DMK’s promise on NEET, he mentioned the query needs to be requested to the Chief Minister, because the AIADMK had, on a number of events, raised questions over the problem.
“We have not received any reply from the DMK so far,” he mentioned.
At the assembly, each Mr. Panneerselvam and Mr. Palaniswami mentioned the steps to be taken for the native physique polls.