2019 elections: Durai Murugan, son move court against I-T raids

Durai Murugan

Chennai: DMK treasurer Durai Murugan and his son and Vellore constituency candidate Kadir Anand have approached the Madras High Court to stop the Income-Tax raids on their premises.

Kadir Anand has pleaded that the raids were being conducted to prevent him from electioneering.

Two days ago, when the raids were initiated in Vellore, the residence of Durai Murugan, he tried to brazen it out saying that as a DMK leader he would not be disturbed by it. He questioned the timing of the raids and said it could have been carried out last month.

He also said the raids were being carried out because the AIADMK alliance was wary of the victory prospects of his son, Kadir Anand.

Today the father-son duo approached the court to stop the raids.

The court agreed to hear the case if it was moved as a petition tomorrow.

In the meantime, raids are continuing in the residence of Durai Murugan’s friend Srinivasan.

NT Bureau