Chennai, April 15: The Chennai Police has filed the complaint against three ministers from Tamil Nadu on a charge of obstructing Income Tax officials during their recent raids. The all three ministers belong to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Amma party includes state health minister, Food Minister, and Housing Minister.
The Chennai Police had booked them under four sections including obstructing government officials from discharging their duties, trespass and issuing threats, after consulting legal experts.
When the searches were on in the premises of state health minister C.Vijayabhaskar and his close associates, Food Minister Kamaraj and Housing Minister Udumalaipettai Radhakrishnan rushed into his residence and allegedly argued with the officials.
The Chennai Police has acted upon a complaint filed by the IT officials and booked them by filing the FIR. The state government's special representative at Delhi Thalavai Sundaram also reportedly strongly opposed the search and tried to prevent some documents reaching the hands of the officials. Similarly, during raids in actor-turned into politician Sarathkumar's residence in Chennai, Information Minister Kadambur Raju tried to enter his house and obstruct it.
The IT searches on the 7th April led to the abduction of documents on disbursal of 89-crore rupees in the bye-election bound Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly Constituency in Chennai, leading to the suspension of the bye-poll.
The IT Department wrote to the Chennai Police Commissioner Karan Singha about the behaviors of the three ministers and two others. Video footages suggested, they entered into arguments with the officials apart from trying to transfer some documents out of the premises.