Tamil Nadu: The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) in Chennai has raided the houses of former revenue minister I. Periyasamy along with his son and daughter, who were accused of accumulating illegal assets to the tune of Rs 1.19 crores.

Acting on a tip-off, the DVAC sleuths raided the DMK leader and former revenue minister Periyasamy's house in Dindigul, around 400 km from here.

The agency alleged that Periyasamy has illegally accumulated assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

In a statement issued here, the DVAC said a case was registered in March against Periyasamy on the allegation that he has accumulated movable and immovable assets in his name and in the name of his family members, disproportionate to the tune of Rs 1.19 crore to his known sources of income during the period from May 13, 2006 to March 31, 2010, while he was the state Revenue Minister.

As part of the investigation, searches were conducted at Periyasamy's residence along with the houses of his son I.P. Senthilkumar and daughter Indira, besides the latter's office at Gain Up Industries -- all located in Dindigul.

(Agencies)

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