I-T officials wrap up the third phase of searches in Karur

Updated - July 12, 2023 07:23 pm IST

Published - July 12, 2023 07:02 pm IST - KARUR:

The third phase of the search operation by officials of the Income Tax (I-T) Department on the premises of persons acquainted with Minister V. Senthilbalaji, who is in judicial custody after being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, came to an end on Wednesday in Karur.

At least 12 residences and offices were brought under the scanner for the third time in seven weeks. While the searches were wrapped up at eight places on Tuesday, the officials completed the operation at the remaining places in the early hours of Wednesday.

The bungalow of Subramani, managing partner of Kongu Mess, (a restaurant) at Rayanur; the office of Shankar Anand, a government contractor, on 80-feet road and his farmhouse at Mayanur; and Sri Ramavilas weaving factory were among the places that were searched, the police said.

Sources in the Department said that these were not fresh raids, but continuation of the searches that were conducted in May. The offices of Kiscol, Arun and Associates, and Nexity Properties were among the properties searched.  Kiscol’s Managing Director T.S.P. Kannappan is a member of the DMK Executive Committee. 

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.