Income Tax sleuths have been conducting raids on the properties of DMK chief MK Stalin’s son-in-law Sabareesan in Chennai since Friday morning. Reports said raids are underway in four properties owned by Sabareesan including his residence in Neelangarai, where he lives with his wife Senthamarai (Stalin’s daughter).
The DMK has condemned the Centre for searches by income tax officials and alleged it has a political objective. “Conducting searches in the room where DMK chief MK Stalin stayed shows their intention. Nothing has been seized. This won’t stop our victory,” DMK’s general secretary Duraimurugan commented on the raids.
Meanwhile, Stalin, speaking at a rally in Perambalur, said that he has faced Emergency and MISA and he won’t be scared to face IT raids. “I’m MK Stalin…I won’t be scared because of these IT raids,” reports quoted him as saying. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should know that they aren’t AIADMK leaders who prostate before him.
Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi too trained guns at the Centre and dared them to conduct raids at his home instead of his sister’s. “We won’t be scared by these raids,” he said.
The raids, the second against DMK leaders this year, comes just ahead of the assembly polls slated for April 6.
Alleging cash movement during the poll campaign, I-T sleuths last month had conducted raids on the 10 properties of DMK leader and Tiruvannamalai candidate EV Velu. Raids were conducted on the properties of other DMK leaders while Stalin was campaigning for Velu.