The Revenue Tax division is conducting raids in 40 locations in Tamil Nadu linked to the state Electrical energy Minister V Senthil Balaji.
The searches are being carried out in cities like Karur, Chennai and Coimbatore, PTI reported. The officers are conducting the raids on the premises of the household, buddies and shut contractors of the Electrical energy Minister.
Senthil Balaji is a senior DMK chief from Karur and holds the Prohibition and Excise portfolio within the Tamil Nadu cupboard.
Throughout one of many raids in Karur, clashes broke out between DMK workes and the Incom Tax officers. Just a few people allegedly broken the windscreen of one of many automobiles utilized by the officers.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham chief MK Stalin is away on an official overseas journey.
Earlier this month, on Might 16, the Supreme Courtroom refused to discharge Balaji within the cash-for-jobs rip-off, setting apart the Madras Excessive Courtroom’s order directing for a recent investigation in opposition to the minister and others within the case. The apex court docket granted the state police two months to conclude the investigation and submit the report. The court docket additionally directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to proceed investigating the costs below the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act.
“The investigation officer shall proceed with additional investigation in all circumstances by together with the offences below the PC Act (Prevention of Corruption Act). Any let-up on the a part of the investigation officer on this regard will pave the way in which for this court docket to think about appointing a particular investigation workforce sooner or later,” the court docket stated.
Senthil Balaji was tied in a cash-for-job rip-off, relationship again to his tenure because the transport minister as a member of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. Throughout his tenure, recruitments for posts within the Metropolitan Transport Company had been introduced in November 2014. Associates of Balaji allegedly supplied jobs to most aspirants in return for money, and saved just a few pending, promising to accommodate as soon as the elections had been over.
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