CHENNAI: Sleuths from the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption on Friday carried out searches at 30 premises linked to former AIADMK MLA KPP Baskar in connection with a corruption case registered against him.
A release from the agency said that former Namakkal MLA was in possession of ill-gotten wealth in his name and his wife Uma's name when he was MLA and amassed disproportionate wealth to the tune of Rs 4.7 crore.
He had invested lakhs of rupees in crypto currencies as well, the DVAC said.
Raids were carried out at 28 places in Namakkal, including his residence, and one each in Madurai and Tirupur, the release added.
DVAC officials registered a case on Thursday. The raids on at places belonging to the former MLA, his family members, relatives, friends and associates, the pressnote from DVAC said.
“The raids were carried out at premises of his relatives and his close associates who are suspected to have been in possession of assets onbehalf of KPP Baskar. During the search proceedings, net cash Rs 26.52 lakh, foreign currencies worth Rs.1.2 lakh, 4 luxury cars, 1.68 kg goldjewels, 6.62 kgs of silver ornaments, property documents, promissory notes, bank accounts, important information stored in computers and investments in crypto currencies worth Rs 20 lakhs were identified and among these, the cash Rs.14.96 lakh and 214 relevant documents were seized. The investigation of the case is under progress, ” added the press note.