The Income Tax division has stated they’ve discovered “incriminating evidence” of tax evasion in searches they carried out on key individuals associated to the DMK management on Friday in Chennai, Karur and Coimbatore 4 days earlier than Tamil Nadu goes to vote.
An announcement issued by the tax division nevertheless didn’t point out any money seizure however stated the searches had been meant to confirm if the three teams who had been raided allegedly assisted in political money distribution.
The teams and people raided embrace those that run distilleries, breweries, actual property and solar energy operations as effectively DMK chief MK Stalin’s son-in-law.
DMK MP RS Bharathi, nevertheless, claimed the Income Tax officers had solely discovered Rs 1.36 lakh from the house of Mr Stalin’s son-in-law.
A group of 25 Income Tax officers landed on the Neelangarai house in Chennai of the opposition get together chief’s son-in-law Sabareesan and solely daughter Senthamarai on Friday morning hours earlier than Prime Minister Narendra Modi held marketing campaign occasions in south Tamil Nadu.
Sabareesan, thought-about a key strategist and adviser of Mr Stalin, is believed to have appreciable clout throughout the household. Two different associates, Karthick, son of Anna Nagar DMK candidate Mohan, and G-Square Bala, had been raided.
There had been separate tax raids on former minister Senthil Balaji and his brother, Tiruvannamalai MP Annadurai and Thanjavur North DMK Union Secretary Murasoli. Income Tax sources informed NDTV that the searches had been primarily based on inputs on money motion.
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