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The Department of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) conducted raids on properties associated with former AIADMK ministers Vijayabaskar and SP Velumani on Tuesday. The raids are being conducted in 26 locations related to Vijayabaskar and SP Velumani across Tamil Nadu.

Based on a complaint, DVAC is investigating former Municipal Administration Minister SP Velumani for allegedly swindling money while replacing old street lights with LED lights between 2015-2018 by fixing a very high rate for LED lights, leading to a Rs 500 crore loss to the exchequer.

DVAC also conducted raids at properties related to former Health Minister C Vijayabaskar.

Vijayabaskar has been accused of being involved in a corruption case over irregularities in the issuance of essential certificates in 2020 to Vels Medical College and Hospital in Manjakaranai village, which were issued against the regulations of the National Medical Commission.

Vijayabaskar is also being accused of forcing the inspection authorities to give a false report.

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India today