Two petitions have alleged corruption running to several hundred crores of rupees in the award of contracts by Chennai and Coimbatore Corporations by the minister during the previous AIADMK regime.
DVAC files disproportionate assets case against former AIADMK minister C Vijayabaskar, raids 43 locations
Vijayabaskar is the fourth former AIADMK minister to be raided by the DVAC, after MR Vijayabaskar, SP Velumani and KC Veeramani.
In an additional counter-affidavit filed before the court, Velumani said the DVAC is conducting a fresh investigation in Crime no.
After a complaint by Arappor Iyakkam, an FIR was filed on August 9 against a few officials and contractors of the Chennai and Coimbatore Corporation and former minister SP Velumani
BJP State president K Annamalai on Thursday said that his party would make comments on the case against former minister SP Velumani after the chargesheet is filed.
A five-member team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police C Dakshinamurthy conducted the raid at the KCP Engineering office at Peelamedu in Coimbatore from 7 am, sources said.
Sources said that as the temple was closed owing to the lockdown, the minister and his son offered poojai at a mandapam in an undisclosed location.
During the searches, cash worth Rs 13.08 lakh, land registration documents, business transaction documents, fixed deposits to the tune of Rs 2 crore, corporation records,
It stated that accused firms were closely associated with Velumani
PWD Minister EV Velu on Tuesday said there was no political vendetta behind the raids at premises connected with former AIADMK minister SP Velumani.
On hearing the DVAC raid at Velumani’s house, AIADMK MLAs in Coimbatore and party supporters gathered in front of the former minister’s house at Sugunapuram.
Advocate General (AG) R Shunmugasundaram told the court a detailed inquiry would be carried out and an FIR would be registered, if needed.
The issue pertains to a PIL moved by Arappor Iyakkam to register an FIR and order a probe by an SIT against Velumani for alleged corruption in allotting tenders of Chennai and Coimbatore corporations
He was booked under section 130 (2) of Representation of People Act. This is the second case against the minister in two days.
Sources said that AIADMK and BJP cadre surrounded Sivasenapathy and entered into a heated argument following which the DMK leader was escorted out of the place by his party members and police.