Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials raided the residence of DMK Chief M Karunanidhi’s son M K Stalin today (21) in a case of alleged tax evasion of imported cars. The raids comes close on the heels of DMK pulling out of the UPA
DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s son MK Stalin has said that the timing of the CBI searches at his residence in connection with alleged illegal import of cars suggests that the raids are linked to his party’s decision to quit the Congress-led UPA government. “CBI action is political vendetta,” he said.
The investigating agency searched the DMK leader’s residence in Chennai this morning, just two days after his party quit the UPA over the government’s refusal to take a strong stand against Sri Lanka at the UN’s top human rights body in Geneva. It was reportedly Mr Stalin who pushed his father to quit the government in the midst of negotiations with the Congress.
The investigating agency also searched the residence of Mr Stalin’s Secretary Raja Shankar. Mr Karunanidhi’s daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi is also being investigated by the CBI in connection with her alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. In 2011, she spent nearly six months in jail before being granted bail.