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Income Tax Dept Raids Tamil Nadu Health Minister Vijaya Bhaskar's Residence

Bhaskar insisted that the I-T dept was harassing him despite his full co-operation.

17/05/2017 12:22 PM IST | Updated 17/05/2017 12:29 PM IST
ANI

CHENNAI -- The Income Tax Department on Wednesday conducted raids at state Health Minister C Vijaya Bhaskar's residence in Pudukkottai here.

On May 3rd, the IT department had issued summons to Bhaskar's wife.

Earlier this month, several income tax officials raided Bhaskar's Greenways Road residence and other locations in Pudukkottai and Trichy.

The I-T officials also raided several premises belonging to the minister and his relatives in Chennai and other districts owing to allegations of involvement in cash distribution to voters in RK Nagar constituency where a by-election was held on April 12.

In his defence, Bhaskar said the Income Tax Department was harassing him despite his full co-operation.

Meanwhile, the IT is conducting raids at 23 different locations across the state.

As per preliminary reports, raids are being conducted as they were not paying their income tax regularly.

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