CHENNAI: The Income Tax Department on Wednesday conducted raids at state health minister C. Vijaya Basker's residence in Pudukkottai here. This is the second I-T raid at Basker's house this year.
On May 3rd, the I-T department had issued summons to Vijaya Basker's wife.
Last month, the officials raided his house on Greenways Road in Chennai as well as a quarry at his native Pudukkottai.
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 R.K. Nagar constituency where a by-election was held on April 12.
In his defense, Vijaya Basker said the Income Tax Department was harassing him despite his full cooperation.
Meanwhile, the I-T is conducting raids at 23 different locations across the state.
As per preliminary reports, raids are being conducted as the persons were not paying their income tax regularly.
(Inputs from ANI)