After P Chidambaram's disapproval, CBI calls off raids at M K Stalin's Chennai house
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The CBI called of the searches at DMK leader M K Stalin's house in Chennai after Congress ministers in the UPA, including P Chidambaram and Kamal Nath strongly disapproved of the CBI searches.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram "strongly disapproved" of the CBI raid at DMK leader Stalin's residence in Chennai, saying the action is bound to be misunderstood.
"I strongly disapprove of CBI action. It is bound to be misunderstood," he said.
The Finance Minister said he came to know about the CBI action around 8.30 a.m and conveyed his feelings to the Minister in-charge of CBI.
"Whatever be the reason, I am afraid, it is bound to be misunderstood. I have conveyed my views to Minister incharge," he said.
V Narayanasamy, who is the Minister of State in the PMO and Department of Personnel and Training(DoPT), is the Minister in-charge of CBI.
The CBI had carried out searches at 19 places across Tamil Nadu, including the residence of DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son in a case of alleged tax evasion of imported cars.
The CBI team reached the house of Stalin in Chennai, who is alleged to be one of the beneficiaries of importing foreign cars, agency officials said.
The raids comes close on the heels of DMK pulling out of the UPA alliance and its five ministers resigning.
An FIR was registered yesterday against one senior Intelligence Officer of Directorate of Revenue Murganandam and two others for allegedly abusing their official position by not taking any action when the import of foreign cars, including some limousines, was made.
According to the FIR, the officials have allegedly entered into a criminal conspiracy with unknown people and caused a loss of Rs 20 crore to the exchequer.
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