I-T searches continue for fourth day in Karur

The Hindu Bureau

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Tuesday, 30th May 2023
Page No. 6
Chennai Print Edition

The searches being carried out by the Income Tax officials on the premises of persons linked to Minister for Electricity, Excise and Prohibition V. Senthilbalaji continued for the fourth consecutive day in Karur on Monday.

A sprawling campus on the Karur-Salem Highway, where a bungalow is being constructed by a close relative of Mr. Senthilbalaji, the house of Sankaranand, a government contractor, at Gandhi Nagar, and the residence of his accountant at Mullai Nagar in North Gandhi Gramam were among the prominent places where the searches continued.

A group of 25 I-T officials went to the office of Sankaranand Infra on 80-feet Road to carry out a search in the morning. But it was said that the persons concerned failed to turn up to open the premises. After waiting for some time, the officials entered the office by force and began a search.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were posted in front of the premises where the searches were under way. State police personnel were also posted in some places.

Sources said the I-T officials had expanded the search operation based on inputs received during the searches on Friday and Saturday.

A police officer said five special teams had been formed to arrest those involved in connection with the assault on I-T officials.

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