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.
#WATCH | IT raids across Tamil Nadu in around 40 locations at various Government contractors' residences and offices who have alleged connection with Minister Senthil Balaji. Raids are currently underway in Chennai, Karur and other places. More details awaited: Sources— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2023
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)