Income Tax Department along with the Election Commission has seized large amounts of cash from a cement Godown in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore. According to IT sources, it has been established beyond doubts that the cash belongs to senior DMK leader and treasurer Duraimurugan.
Tamil Nadu: Income Tax department recovers huge amount of cash from a cement godown in Vellore. The cash was shifted here from Duraimurugan college on March 29-30 midnight, said an I-T official pic.twitter.com/uQMkr9GF4V
— TOIChennai (@TOIChennai) April 1, 2019
As per the reports, the cash was shifted to the cement Godown from Duraimurugan college on the intervening night of 29-30th March. All the cash was neatly packed in various bags and cartons for constituency wise distribution.
— Shilpa Nair (@NairShilpa1308) April 1, 2019
Seeking answers from the DMK leader, Tamil Nadu youth BJP Vice President SG Suryah wrote on twitter, “Never before in the history Election Commission seized so much of money. Money apparently sent from Vellore DMK Candidate Kathir Anand’s college to some cement godown. Will DMK Treasurer Duraimurugan answer? Will MK Stalin tell how DMK Politicians get such huge money.”
Never before in the history Election Commission seized so much of money. Money apparently sent from Vellore DMK Candidate Kathir Anand’s college to some cement godown. Will DMK Treasurer Duraimurugan answer? Will MK Stalin tell how DMK Politicians get such huge money? #CorruptDMK pic.twitter.com/s0EH8LWNmb
— SG Suryah (@SuryahSG) April 1, 2019
Meanwhile, Duraimurugan has approached the Madras High Court seeking to stop the seizure. He has accused the raids of being politically motivated.
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) April 1, 2019
Two days ago, when the raids were initiated in Vellore, the residence of Durai Murugan, he tried to brazen it out saying that as a DMK leader he would not be disturbed by it. He questioned the timing of the raids and said it could have been carried out last month. He also said the raids were being carried out because the AIADMK alliance was wary of the victory prospects of his son, Kadhir Anand.
The raids are currently going on. Earlier, Income tax officials had on Saturday seized ₹10 lakh from the Katpadi residence of Vellore Lok Sabha DMK candidate Kadhir Anand, son of deputy S Duraimurugan. Both the father and son were in the house at the time.