Vigilance raids on ex-DMK minister’s residences

Another former DMK minister came under scrutiny after his residences across Tamil Nadu were raided on Tuesday.

Chennai: Officials of the Directorate of
Vigilance and Anti Corruption today searched the residences of
former DMK minister M R K Panneerselvam and his relatives in
Cuddalore, Chidambaram and Chennai.

The searches at the residences of Pannerselvam and his
relatives come a few days after DVAC officials conducted
searches at former labour minister T M Anbarasan`s house in
Kundrathur here, police said.

Panneerselvam handled the backward communities and health
portfolios during the previous DMK regime and is the party`s
strongman in Cuddalore district.

He unsuccessfully contested the April 13 state Assembly
polls against Sorathur Rajendran of AIADMK in Kurinchipadi
constituency in Cuddalore district.

DVAC had on September 31 arrested former higher education
minister K Ponmudi in Chennai in connection with a land
grabbing case.

Former ministers Veerapandi S Arumugam, K N Nehru and N K
K P Raja were also arrested on charges of land grabbing in the
crackdown launched by the Jayalalithaa government on land


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