Chennai: Tamil Nadu vigilance officials
on Tuesday conducted searches at seven premises of former DMK
minister Pongalur N Palanisamy across the state in connection
with a disproportionate assets case.
Officials of the Directorate of Vigilance and
Anti-Corruption carried out searches at his premises and those
of his relatives in Chennai, Coimbatore and Tiruppur
districts, police sources said.
Palanisamy, a DMK strongman in Coimbatore district, was
minister for Rural Industries during the DMK regime between
Several former DMK ministers and senior party
functionaries have been facing the heat from the Jayalalithaa
government on charges of either land grabbing or amassing
wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income.
Former DMK ministers Veerapandi S Arumugam, K Ponmudy, K
N Nehru, M R K Panneerselvam, T M Anbarasan, K P P Samy, Durai
Murugan former MLA B Ranganathan, sitting MLA J Anbazhagan and
those close to Union minister M K Azhagiri in Madurai are
among those who have faced action.