We won’t be cowed down by such raids, says Durai Murugan

Chennai: Reacting to the Income-Tax raid at his house in Katpadi, DMK treasurer Durai Murugan has said he would not be cowed down by such acts.

Speaking to mediapersons at Gandhi Nagar in Katpadi this morning, the DMK leader alleged that the raids were being conducted because his son and Vellore constituency candidate Kadir Anand’s winning prospects were bright.

The I-T officials arrived last night at 10 pm to carry out the raid but Durai Murugan’s lawyers objected to it. Finally, they entered the house around 3 am and the raid continued till 5.30 am. Following this, the college and CBSE school run by Kadir Anand was also being raided, said reports.

Durai Murugan house

Durai Murugan’s argument was there was no need for a raid just when the elections were on. “They could have carried out the raid last month,” he quipped. He said since they were unable to confront the DMK, they were stabbing in the back.

Stating that they would not be cowed down by such acts (poochandi), the DMK treasurer said leaders of the party have seen MISA and other forms of oppression. “If a person is rattled by such things, he is not fit to be even a grassroots-level worker of the party,” said Durai Murugan.

A flying squad of the Election Commission was also involved in the I-T raid, said reports.

NT Bureau