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CBI raids Stalin's residence, DMK calls it 'political vendetta'

Mar 21, 2013 08:11 AM IST Politics Politics

Chennai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting raids at the residence of DMK leader MK Stalin in connection with a case involving illegal import of foreign cars worth Rs 20 crore. The raids come two days after the DMK pulled out of UPA government.

One of the illegally imported cars is allegedly being used by MK Stalin's son and the CBI is trying to verify the details. The raids at Chennai residence of M Karunanidhi's younger son and heir apparent is on the basis of a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) complaint regarding a case involving illegal car import.

Calling the raids a political vendetta, DMK leader TR Baalu said, "One can understand how the Congress government is working, how are they behaving. This is only political vendetta. Let the CBI do anything, we don't bother. One has to understand how the Congress has stooped down to this level."

A case has been registered by the investigative agency but its still unclear who has been named.

The DMK had withdrawn from the UPA on Tuesday demanding the government should get a resolution passed by Parliament against Sri Lanka. Following the pullout of their party, five Union ministers of the DMK - MK Alagiri, SS Palanimackam, S Gandhiselvan, S Jagatrakshakan and D Napolean - submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday, which were accepted and later sent to President Pranab Mukherjee.