Searches at premises of 2 ex-AIADMK Ministers in TN
   Date :14-Sep-2022

AIADMK Ministers in TN
OFFICIALS of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) held multi-city searches at the premises of two AIADMK former Ministers in connection with two different cases. Searches were held at 26 premises belonging to AIADMK leader S P Velumani, a party strongman from Coimbatore, over a case of replacing existing street light with LED lights in rural areas during 2015-28.
DVAC registered a criminal case against him over the allegation that he abused his official position in awarding tenders injudiciously to his close associated companies in replacing the lights with LED lights. This has caused loss to the Government exchequer approximately to the tune of Rs 500 crore, DVAC sources said. Based on the FIR, searches were held at 26 locations, including in Coimbatore, Chennai and Tiruchirappally, they said.