No raids but verification exercise: EC on I-T action against Kanimozhi

NEW DELHI: No raids but a verification exercise was carried out by a joint team of Income Tax and police officials at the premises of DMK leader Kanimozhi in Tuticorin on April 16, the Election Commission said Thursday.

The poll panel has sought a report of the incident by tonight from the special expenditure observer deployed by it in Tamil Nadu, officials said.

The action was taken under Section 131 of the Income Tax Act (power regarding discovery and production of evidence).

It was a verification exercise and not searches, the EC’s Director General (Expenditure), Dilip Sharma, told reporters here.  (AGENCIES)