IT seizes 85 cr gold and 4.5 cr cash from TN Health Minister

Minister-Vijaya-BhaskarIncome tax officials raided the Chennai residence of Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr C Vijayabhaskar, he said in his defence that the raid was politically motivated.

Claiming innocence that he had done nothing wrong, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr C Vijayabhaskar today said the IT officials had not found anything from his house during the raids,not even Rs 10,000 found.

However media reports say, Rs 4.5 cr cash,Rs 85 cr worth gold and documents seized from TN Health Minister Dr Vijaya Bhaskar’s residence in an IT raid.

The opposition DMK, BJP, PMK and the CPI(M), welcomed the Income-Tax raids and demanded sacking of the minister. DMK Working President M K Stalin termed the raids as a big insult to the State.