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CBI raids AIADMK MP Anwar Raja’s house

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday raided AIADMK MP and Tamil Nadu Waqf Board Chairman Anwar Raja’s house at Ramanathapuram and the Tamil Nadu Waqf Board premises at Chennai.

According to CBI sources, a five-member team carried out the raids at both places over the alleged irregularities in the appointment of staff and lecturers for a Waqf board-run college in Madurai. “A person called Sardar Basha had petitioned the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench to pass orders for probing alleged irregularities. So Justice P Velmurugan had passed orders to CBI to conduct a probe into this issue in January,” said a CBI officer. The CBI had been questioning Raja and his secretaries for the last two days.

The AIADMK had denied a ticket to Anwar Raja in this Lok Sabha polls as has given the Ramanathapuram seat to BJP. Raja was one among the 37 MPs to vote against Triple Talaq bill in the Parliament.

In spite of repeated attempts HT could not reach Raja.

First Published:
Mar 22, 2019 21:47 IST

Source: HindustanTimes