IT Raid on Sasikala’s Premises: Stalin Questions about the Outcome
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam working president M.K. Stalin on Thursday said there was no point commenting on searches conducted by the Income Tax Department on the premises owned by V.K. Sasikala and her family members when the fate of other similar exercises carried out on prominent persons in Tamil Nadu in the recent past was not known.
“The raids seem to be unending. But what is the motive? I can comment only after meeting the Union Minister, who is holding the portfolio of Income Tax and senior officials about the previous raids,” he said.
Mr. Stalin was interacting with journalists in the city.
He recalled the series of income-tax searches conducted at the houses of Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar, former Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao and sand mining baron Sekar Reddy (all in the past year), as well as former Minister Natham Viswanathan, former Mayor Saidai Duraisamy and Anbunathan of Karur (suspected to be a front man for some politicians).
The DMK leader said there was no report on the outcome of those exercises.