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IT sleuths question Minister's wife over money distribution to voters in RK Nagar

Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar's wife, Ramya, is being interrogated by Income Tax officials at Aaykar Bhavan in Nungambakkam.

IT sleuths question Ministers wife over money distribution to voters in RK Nagar
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File photo of Tamil Nadu state Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar

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Ramya reached the office at around 8.30 am and the investigation began few hours later at 11 am, sources said. 

She was summoned in connection with the raids conducted at the Minister's house on April 8. 

It is said that Ramya had several properties in her name and also administrated the business at quarries, buildings and educational institutions run by Vijayabaskar. 

'The investigation will revolve around the information and documents gathered at the Minister's house during the raid. If required, Ramya will be called for a second round of investigation,' an official said.  

It may be noted that Vijayabaskar was grilled by the Income Tax sleuths for his alleged involvement in money distribution ahead of the rescinded RK Nagar by-election.  

IT Officials conducted searches at 35 places across the State including the residence and office of Vijayabaskar. 

As many as 400 tokens which were stored to be delivered at RK Nagar were reportedly seized from Vijayabaskar's car at his home. Also, Rs 2.2 crore cash was seized from his personal assistant Nynar's residence at Triplicane. 

Several incriminating documents were also confiscated, sources said.

Dr MGR Medical University's Vice-Chancellor Gitalakshmi and actor Sarath Kumar's houses were also raided by the income tax officials.

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