Chennai: The Income Tax Department on Wednesday conducted raids at state Health Minister C Vijayabaskar’s residence in Pudukkottai here.
On May 3rd, the I-T department had issued summons to Vijayabaskar’s wife.
Earlier this month, several income tax officials raided Vijayabaskar’s Greenways Road residence and other locations in Pudukkottai and Trichy.
The I-T officials also raided several premises belonging to the minister and his relatives in Chennai and other districts owing to allegations of involvement in cash distribution to voters in RK Nagar constituency where a by-election was to be held on April 12.
In his defence, Vijaybaskar said the Income Tax Department was harassing him despite his full cooperation.
Meanwhile, the I-T department is conducting raids at 23 different locations across the state.
As per preliminary reports, raids are being conducted on individuals for evasion of income tax.