DVAC raids at 69 places linked to former Minister Thangamani

The Department of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) today conducted raids at properties linked to former Electricity Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader Thangamani and his relatives.

The DVAC has registered a case against Thangamani, his wife T Shanthi and his son T Dharanidharan for possession of disproportionate assets. According to sources, searches commenced this morning in 69 places, including 14 in Chennai.

Raids were being conducted in Vellore, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Tirupur and Coimbatore in Tamilnadu and also in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. An 18-member DVAC team entered Thangamani’s residence at Govindampalayam near Kumarapalayam in Namakkal district at 6.45 am.