A two-member team from the Ministry of Home Affairs belonging to the unit that administers the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) conducted a search in the office of the trust managed by the coordinator of People's Movement against Nuclear Energy, S. P. Udayakumar, in Nagercoil on Thursday.
According to official sources, the team entered the office of the South Asian Community Center for Educational Research around 9.30 a.m. at Maniveethi in Esankanvilai on the Nagercoil-Parakkai road.
The trust office functions from the upper floor of his father's house. Only Mr. Udayakumar's wife Meera, their auditor, and Village Administrative Officer of Nagercoil, Nagalingam, were allowed inside the office. The searches went on till 2 p.m.
Mr. Udayakumar's father, Paramarthalingam, told reporters that the raid was conducted with the intention of defaming his son and their family members. He was organising the agitation for the people and the anti-Kudankulam agitation was supported by the people of Idinthakarai.