IT raids on Tamil Nadu chief secy Rao’s house vindictive and unethical: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata said the raids should have taken place following proper procedures after taking the state government into confidence.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 21, 2016 2:02 pm
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Hours after the Income Tax department conducted raids at the Chennai residence of Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Rammohan Rao, West Bengal Chief Minsiter Mamata Banerjee launched a scathing attack on Centre and the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for the “vindictive, unethical, technically improper action”.

In a series of tweets, Banerjee said, “Earlier the Principal Secretary of (Delhi CM) Arvind Kejriwal was raided and harassed. Now I read Chief Secretary TN also raided. Why this vindictive, unethical, technically improper action? Is it only to disturb the federal structure?” Further targeting BJP chief Amit Shah, she asked , “Why don’t they raid Amit Shah and others who are collecting money?”

It is being alleged that Rao had close links with Shekar Reddy, an industrialist and AIADMK functionary whose businesses and residences were raided by the IT department earlier this month. At the end of a three-day raid, IT sleuths had recovered Rs 154 crore, including Rs 34 crore currency in new Rs 2,000 denomination notes and over 167 kg of gold in one of the biggest seizures post demonetisation.

Strongly condemning the raids by I-T, she said that such measures should have taken place following proper procedures after taking the state government into confidence. “While corruption needs to be condemned strongly, raid on TN Chief Sec by Central agencies devalues institution of head of civil service,” the West Bengal CM tweeted, adding that, “The proper procedure should have been to take the State leadership into confidence and removing him from the post prior to any preemptive action, based on information.”

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    Abhinav Gour
    Dec 21, 2016 at 10:06 am
    Most ,illiterate,third graded ,communal ,cheap , brainless CM of the country.
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      indian
      Dec 21, 2016 at 7:42 pm
      How dare Modi take away a babu's right to be corrupt? Modi is intolerant.....towards corruption
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        Chandu Shah
        Dec 21, 2016 at 9:50 am
        The most corrupt woman in India is rattled
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          Chandu Shah
          Dec 21, 2016 at 9:25 am
          What has that to do with you ugly b**ch
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            GS Shrivastava
            Dec 21, 2016 at 10:43 am
            Dismiss this mad and psychopathic woman, and put her in some mental hospital for rehabilitation.
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              IML sood
              Dec 21, 2016 at 5:48 pm
              Cry cry,as her turn seems to be near. This fraud lady is in panic now as enough money has been amed by TMC. Her worry about TN chief Secy is in fact hervown worry.
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                MyTake
                Dec 21, 2016 at 12:06 pm
                Mumu what about the notes and jwellery that was found? For everyday use?
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                  Piyush
                  Dec 21, 2016 at 2:27 pm
                  These corrupt bureaucrats r criminals...mamta b sarda scam ka paisa khayi h
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                    Amit
                    Dec 21, 2016 at 10:38 am
                    Imagine the noise she would raise when her corrupt bureaucrats are raided in future. She will shouting and running on the streets like a beaten d o g
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