The Income Tax (I-T) Department is finishing up simultaneous raids at 40 totally different areas throughout Tamil Nadu on the premises of presidency officers who’re intently linked to the state’s Minister for Excise, Electricity and Prohibition, V. Senthil Balaji.
Friday’s raids had been being performed in Chennai, Karur and Coimbatore.
According to sources, shops underneath the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC) allegedly charged Rs 10-20 further for each bottle of alcohol and the cash collected from throughout the state went to the coffers of Senthil Balaji.
Tamil Nadu BJP State President Ok. Annamalai had demanded the resignation of Senthil Balaji from the cupboard within the backdrop of hooch tragedies in Villupuram and Chengalpattu.
He had additionally urged that truthful investigation shouldn’t be doable towards him because the Supreme Court has directed the police and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to renew a probe towards Senthil Balaji.
The I-T sleuths had raided the G-Square actual property agency final month allegedly related to the Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin’s household.
The ED had performed raids in reference to the alleged rip-off within the public sector electrical energy technology and distribution endeavor Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO).