Sources from Chennai have stated that the Income Tax Department has summoned Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar, actor cum politician R. Sarath Kumar and Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University Vice-Chancellor Geethalakshmi, in whose houses it conducted searches on Friday last, to appear before it for questioning on Monday.
Meanwhile the Income Tax Department had conducted simultaneous searches at nearly 50 locations including the residence and offices belonging to Mr. Vijayabaskar and people close to him as well as Mr. Sarath Kumar and Ms. Geethalakshmi.
An income tax official said the summons is a normal procedure posts the
raids. Mr. Vijayabaskar confirmed receipt of the summons. “I have received the
summons. I am a law-abiding citizen. So, tomorrow (Monday) morning, I will
definitely be in the I-T office and give my full cooperation".
Earlier on Saturday, his father and brother had appeared before the department in Tiruchy in connection with the April 7 searches and the searches by the I-T department had revealed distribution of 89 crore by the AIAMDK (Amma) camp to voters in Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency, where a bypoll is scheduled on April 12.