Chennai News Live Updates: Searches underway at 26 locations linked to former AIADMK MLA KPP Baskar – The Indian Express

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AIADMK MLA KPP Baskar (Twitter/@KPPBaskar)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates: The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) is carrying out searches at 26 locations linked to AIADMK MLA KPP Baskar in connection with a Rs 4.72 crore disproportionate asset case. The searches are being carried out Namakkal, Tiruppur and Madurai. KPP Baskar is a close aide of ex-chief minister and AIADMK interim general secretary Edappadi Palaniswami.

The Madras High Court on Thursday quashed the FIR registered against actor Suriya Sivakumar and director T J Gnanavelraja by the city police, allegedly for hurting the sentiments of the Vanniyar community by portraying it in a bad light in the Tamil feature film ‘JaiBhim’. Justice N Sathish Kumar set aside the FIR, while passing orders on the petition filed by the duo. Contending that the film depicted Vanniars in poor light, city-based advocate K Santhosh of Rudhra Vanniyar Sena had approached a Metropolitan Magistrate in Saidapet and obtained an order on May 6 to register the FIR against the filmmaker and the actor.

In a separate development, Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi and Chief Minister M K Stalin Thursday expressed grief over the killing of four soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday and conveyed their condolences to the bereaved families.

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