TN Health Minister Baskar assures cooperation with I-T Dept.

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Apr. 9 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar, whose house was raided by the Income Tax (I-T) Department, on Sunday said that he was a law abiding citizen and would cooperate to his fullest with the officers in the proceedings. "I have received the summon. I am a law abiding citizen and will definitely go to the I-T Department office tomorrow morning at 10:30. I will fully cooperate in the proceedings," Baskar told ANI. Baskar further said that one should respect the officials adding that he fully obeyed the rules and regulations. Earlier on Friday, Baskar, in his defence, said that the raid was politically motivated. "I am innocent. I was fully cooperating with the I-T officials. I showed all my documents and they were unable to find anything. They were threatening me. My children wanted to go to the school, but they were not allowed. This is politically motivated. The I-T department is harassing me," Baskar said. The I-T officials on Friday morning raided several premises belonging to Vijaya Baskar and his relatives in Chennai and other districts in the wake of complaints that he was involved in cash distribution to voters in R.K. Nagar constituency where a by-election will be held on April 12. (ANI)