Chennai, Oct 20 (BPNS)
Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) of Tamil Nadu has summoned former state transport minister and AIADMK leader, M.R. Vijayabhaskar in a case related to disproportionate asset accumulating case. The DVAC had searched 26 places including the residential and office premises of the former minister as well as his associates and close relatives on July 22 after the DMK government assumed office on May 7.
The raids conducted on July 22 at the premises of M.R. Vijayabhaskar were the first among a series of raids conducted at the places of former AIADMK ministers. The premier agency conducted raids at the premises of K.C. Veeramani, S.P. Velumani, and C. Vijayabaskar, all AIADMK leaders and former ministers since it raided M.R. Vijayabhaskar, the raids at whose premises was the first after the DMK came to power.
Sources in the DVAC told IANS that a case has been registered against M.R. Vijayabhaskar, his wife Vijayalakshmi, and brother Sekar at Karur. A statement from the DVAC said that the case was registered by the Karur unit of the agency on Wednesday, 13th, October for amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. A case was registered against his wife Vijayalakshmi and brother Sekar for aiding and abetting Vijabhaskar to accumulate wealth during his tenure as a minister in the AIADMK government.
Sources in the agency told IANS that several documents including the investments made by the former minister as well as his assets in several places were seized during the raids conducted by the DVAC at the premises of Vijayabhaskar, his relatives, accomplices, and associates.
With the former transport minister being summoned for questioning at the DVAC office, the AIADMK is to raise the issue of politics of vendetta and vindictiveness against the DMK government. On Monday, the DVAC had conducted raids at the residences and several places associated with former Tamil Nadu health minister, C.Vijayabaskar and seized several documents.