ED conducts raids at Tamil Nadu minister V Senthil Balaji residence

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday conducted raids at the residence of Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji and a few others as part of money laundering investigation, Officials said.

Raids are currently underway in Chennai, Karur and other places.

The Supreme Court had last month allowed a police and ED probe into an alleged cash-for-jobs scam against Balaji, who also holds the Prohibition and Excise portfolio.

The searches are being undertaken under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), they said.

Last month, the Income-tax department too had searched people close to Balaji in the state.