I-T officials raid Tamil Nadu minister Vijaya Bhaskar residence

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Chennai : The political scenario in Tamil Nadu is boiling these days. The AIADMK govt is in a spot of bother after the new events in the state.

In new turn of events, the income tax department conducted raids on the residence of Tamil Nadu cabinet minister Vijaya Bhaskar on Friday. In an early morning operation, income tax officials raided Vijaya Bhaskar's Chennai residence. Properties belonging to the Tamil Nadu health minister in Pudukottai and Trichy were also searched.

The raids happened just few days ahead of the RK Nagar bypolls which gave it more political colour.  

The raids come a day after the income tax department began crackdown on suspected illegal money hoarders after the deadline on PMGKY ended on March 31. Searches are being conducted in 25 locations including the minister's residence on Greenways road.

Raids were also being conducted on properties belonging to actor-turned-politician Sarathkumar who extended his support to TTV Dinakaran on Thursday.

Raids were also conducted on properties belonging to Tamil Nadu Dr M G R Medical University Vice Chancellor Dr Geethalakshmi and former MP Chitlapakkam Rajendran.