New Delhi: A day after DMK ministers quit UPA Cabinet, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday carried out raids at 19 places across Tamil Nadu, including the residence of DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin in Chennai in a case of alleged tax evasion of imported cars.
The CBI team reached the house of Stalin in Chennai, who is alleged to be one of the beneficiaries of importing foreign cars, agency officials said.

An FIR was registered on Wednesday against one senior Intelligence Officer of Directorate of Revenue Murganandam and two others for allegedly abusing their official position by not taking any action when the import of foreign cars, including some limousines, was made.

FM miffed over CBI raid at Stalin’s home
‘Cong using CBI to gag voices of allies’
PM clarifies on CBI raids against Stalin

The raids comes close on the heels of DMK pulling out of the UPA alliance and its five ministers resigning.

Meanwhile, Stalin dubbed the CBI action as a "political vendetta". "We will face the case legally. I am unaware of the reasons for the CBI raid," Stalin added.

According to the reports one of the illegally imported cars is allegedly being used by Stalin’s son.

The timing of the raids holds significance since the searches came only two days after DMK announced withdrawl of support to the Congress-led UPA government over Sri Lankan Tamil issue.

Reports had suggested that Stalin had prevailed over his father in the decision to pull out from the UPA.As the news of CBI raids spread, senior DMK leaders and a large number of party supporters gathered at the residence of Stalin.

Reacting to the report, DMK MP TR Baalu said, “It is simply a political move.”


Latest News from India News Desk