Chennai, May 27 (BPNS)
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will provide protection to the Income Tax officials who are continuing raids at the premises continue on Saturday. It may be recalled that four IT officials who were conducting searches and raids at the premises of Tamil Nadu minister for Electricity, Prohibition Senthil Balaji at Chennai and Karur were attacked and four of them were hosptialised and admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Karur Government Hospital.
Karur police have already registered four cases against the attack on IT officials.
The opposition AIADMK and BJP have made the attacks on the IT officials a major issue with opposition leader and AIADMK general secretary, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) condemning the attack on IT officials who were discharging their official duty.
BJP state president K. Annamalai called upon the Tamil Nadu government to take responsibility of the attack on IT officials while conducting raids at the premises of Minister Senthil Balaji, his brother Asok and the ‘Karur’ gang.
He also said that IT raids were taking place after media reports on over charging at government liquor outlets and added that Tamil Nadu would plunge into a liquor addiction state if preemptive actions are not taken.
The attack on the Income Tax officials allegedly by gang linked to the minister and his brother has given a bad name to the DMK government in Tamil Nadu and with the CRPF team being summoned to provide protection to the IT officials can be construed as a major set back to the state police.