CHENNAI: The Chennai police have booked three State ministers on charges of trespassing and threatening public servants based on a complaint by income tax officials.
Income tax officials have said that ministers R Kamaraj (Food and Civil Supplies), Udumalai K Radhakrishnan (Housing and Urban Development) and Kadambur Raju (Information and Publicity) trespassed into the premises they were raiding on April 7.
Besides these three, Thalavai S Sundaram, Tamil Nadu’s representative in New Delhi, and Health Minister R Vijaya Basker’s driver have also been named in the FIR, police sources said.
The income tax officials were conducing the raids in premises of Vijaya Basker and actor-turned-police Sarathkumar on April 7.
The complaint alleged that Kamaraj, Radhakrishnan and Sundaram trespassed into Vijay Basker’s house, Kadambur Raju and AIADMK senior functionary Ayyappan Mani had trespassed into Sarathkumar’s house during the raids.
B Murali Kumar, Director-general of income tax (investigation), Chennai, had earlier written to the Chennai Police Commissioner wih regard to the incident. Police sources said based on a complaint of R S V S Pavan Kumar, Principal Director of Income Tax (Investigation), the Abhiramapuram police have registered a case.
The source said the case has been filed under various provisions of IPC including section 183 (resistance to taking of property by the lawful authority of a public servant).