TN vigilance dept. raids premises of ex-AIADMK MLA Sathyanarayanantext_fields
Chennai: The officials from the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) of the Tamil Nadu government are conducting raids in 16 places linked to AIADMK leader and former MLA, B. Sathyanarayanan, in connection with a case related to disproportionate assets.
The investigating agency registered the case on Tuesday against the former MLA for amassing wealth to the tune of Rs 2.64 crore, which was found to be disproportionate to his known sources of income during his tenure as MLA from 2016 to 2021.
The move comes after Justice N Anand Venkatesh of the Madras High Court in July 2023 directed DVAC to complete a preliminary inquiry within two months and file an FIR if necessary.
After registering the case, the DVAC raided 16 places linked to the former MLA, including premises in Chennai and Coimbatore.
Supporters of the former MLA, including AIADMK cadres, gathered around at his T- Nagar residence, where the DVAC sleuths are conducting a raid along with other premises.
With inputs from agencies