| Updated: Friday, May 26, 2023, 11:19 [IST]
The Income Tax department on Friday carried out raids at around 40 locations across Tamil Nadu linked to the State Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji, ANI reported citing sources.
The coordinated searches across different locations are being held in cities including Karur and Coimbatore, at the premises of individuals allegedly linked to the minister.
The premises of his close relatives and some contractors have reportedly come under scanner, according to a report in PTI.
Balaji is a senior DMK leader from Karur and he holds the Prohibition and Excise portfolio.
#WATCH | Clash breaks out between DMK workers and IT officials, who came to search the premises of Tamil Nadu Minister Senthil Balaji's brother Ashok, in Karur district. pic.twitter.com/D07qHz86c3— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2023
Meanwhile, a clash broke out between the DMK workers and IT officials, who came to search the premises of Tamil Nadu Minister Senthil Balaji's brother Ashok, in Karur district, the visuals shared by ANI showed.