IT raids underway at premises linked to TN Minister Senthil Balaji

Searches are conducted at various cities including Karur and Coimbatore

senthil-balaji Former Tamil Nadu minister V. Senthil Balaji (second from right) with CM M.K. Stalin, at the party headquarters in Chennai| PTI

Income Tax authorities on Friday launched coordinated searches around 40 locations in Tamil Nadu allegedly linked to state Electricity Minister V. Senthil Balaji.

The searches were being held in cities including Karur and Coimbatore, at the premises of individuals allegedly linked to the minister, reported PTI.

Close relatives of the minister and some contractors were reportedly among those whose premises were being searched by the tax authorities.

Balaji, a senior DMK leader from Karur, also holds the Prohibition and Excise portfolio.

(More details awaited) 


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