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DVAC raids the premises of former TN minister Anbalagan

- January 20, 2022

Chennai, Jan 20 (BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) sleuths are conducting raids at the residences and other premises of former higher education minister of the state, K.P. Anbazhagan, and his relatives including his daughter in laws residence on Thursday morning. This is following registration of cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988. The raids are taking place at his residence in Dharmapuri and other premises across the state.

The FIR registered by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance and Anti Corruption has named K.P. Anbhazhagan, his wife Malliga, sons Sasi Mohan, Chandra Mohan, and Chandra Mohan’s wife, S. Vaishnavee for corruption and acquisition of properties disproportionate to known sources of income.

The DVAC registered a case that the former minister and his family members are accused of involvement in corrupt activities and intentionally enriching himself illicit and acquired properties and pecuniary resources in his name and in the names of family members disproportionate to his known sources of income.

K.P. Anbhazhagan was the higher education minister of Tamil Nadu during the previous AIADMK regime’s period between 2016 -2021 period.

M.R. Vijayabhaskar, C. Vijayabaskar, S.P. Velumani, K.C. Veeramani, Thangamani were the other former ministers and AIADMK leaders who were raided by the DVAC ever since the DMK government led by M.K. Stalin has assumed office in May 2021.

AIADMK leader Edappadi K. Palaniswami said that the raids at the premises of K.P. Anbalagan are nothing but political vendetta and added that AIADMK as a political party cannot be cowed down by such frivolous raids organized by the DMK.