July 18, 2023
The Enforcement Department said that the fixed deposit of Rs 41.9 crore in the Ponmudi bank account of the minister has been frozen.
After about 13 hours of raids at places including Minister Ponmudi and his son and DMK MP Gautama Chikamani’s house, the enforcement officers took them to their office in Nungappakkam for questioning.
There, the enforcement department conducted a separate dawn and dusk interrogation of Minister Ponmudi and his son and concluded the investigation at 3 am, after which the enforcement department sent a summons to appear in person again at 4 pm.
Meanwhile, Minister Ponmudi and his son Gautama Chikamani appeared again for questioning at the Enforcement Department office in Nungappagam, Chennai.
At this stage, the enforcement department
We raided 7 places owned by Minister Ponmudi and his son Gautama Chikamani.
Rs 81.7 lakh cash and Rs 13 lakh worth of foreign currency (British Pound) have been seized from Minister Ponmudi’s house.
The enforcement department said that various criminal documents have been seized during the search and the fixed deposit of Rs 41.9 crore in his bank account has been frozen.