TN chief secy row: Govt says wrongdoers will be punished

RSTV Bureau

Former chief secretary of Tamil Nadu Rama Mohan Roy called the Income Tax raid at his residence an “unconstitutional assault on the office of the chief secretary”.

“I am being targeted; I have fear, my life is in danger,” Mohana Rao

Reacting to the issue, in New Delhi Minister of State for Finance, Arjun Ram Meghwal said that everyone is equal before law and whosoever does wrong things will be punished

Minister of state for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal

Minister of state for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal

On Tuesday Moring Rao addressed media in Chennai and said that his house was raided at gun point.

“CRPF entered my house. They entered my son’s house at gun point.Why did they do? I may b a big hurdle for many. If madam had been alive, would this happen to Tamil Nadu? What about people’s security?” he said.

Quoting his association with the late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, he said that such things would not have taken place.

“If madam had been alive, would this happen to Tamil Nadu? What about people’s security?” Rao said.

P Mohan Rao Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary

P Mohan Rao Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary

Talking to the media for the first time since the December 21 raid, Roy, who was discharged from the hospital on Monday, declared that he is “still the chief secretary of Tamil Nadu”.

Mean-while the AIADMK has condemned the use of CRPF forces in I-T raid at Tamil Nadu chief secretary’s office in secretariat

“Entering the Tamil Nadu Secretariat without acquiring permission from the state government was going against the norm”said AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP SR Balasubramanian.