DVAC files corruption case against another AIADMK leader C Vijayabaskar, raids 43 locations
Chennai, Oct 18: The the Vigilance anti-corruption department has launched simultaneous raids at 43 locations linked to former Tamil Nadu health minister C. Vijayabaskar on Monday.
The raids are being carried out by the vigilance officers on properties belonging to AIADMK leader Vijayabhaskar over a disproportionate assets case.
The search locations include Vijayabaskar's residence and premises linked to his relatives and associates. "Each team in every location comprises at least six personnel in addition to policemen deployed for security purposes," a vigilance official told PTI. Totally, over 250 personnel are involved in search operations.
Vijayabaskar is the fourth former AIADMK minister, besides MR Vijayabaskar, SP Velumani and KC Veeramani, to come under the DVAC net after MK Stalin-led Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government came to power in May this year.
The vigilance department has accused C Vijayabhaskar of illegally accumulating maximum assets, 'intentionally enriched himself' during the check period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021.
He was in possession of "pecuniary resources to the tune of Rs 6,41,91,310 on April 1, 2016, and by the end of March 2021 (after his five-year tenure) the minister had assets to the tune of Rs 57,77,11,404," the FIR states.