IT raids underway at premises linked to DMK minister Senthil Balaji

The Income Tax department is currently conducting raids across Tamil Nadu in around 40 locations at various Government contractors’ residences and offices who have alleged connections with Minister Senthil Balaji.

Raids are currently underway in Chennai, Karur and other places, IT department sources said.

Close relatives of the minister and some contractors were reportedly among those whose premises were being searched by the tax authorities.

Senthil Balaji, a senior DMK leader from Karur, also holds the Prohibition and Excise portfolio.