I-T raids continue at DMK candidate’s properties

Income tax officials carried searches at the properties owned by senior DMK leader and Tamilnadu candidate EV Velu for the second consecutive day on Friday.

The searches, Income Tax officials said, were based on “credible inputs of cash movement” during the campaign for the April 6 state election.

At least 3.5 crore in cash have been seized from the properties belonging to the politician so far, officials said.

On Thursday, Income tax officials conducted searches at over 10 locations including EV Velu’s home in Tiruvannamalai, his constituency. The 70-year-old is seeking re-election from the constituency.

The properties of the DMK leader were searched around the same time his party chief MK Stalin campaigned for him for the state election.