Following the searches by Income Tax authorities, DMK scion Udhayanidhi Stalin thundered in an election campaign at Thiruppur. “Here is my address: No. 25/9, Cenotaph Road, Chittaranjan Salai, Chennai. If you (I-T Department) have the courage, visit my house. Whatever is there, I will show you,” he said. “Not just me, even the DMK’s area secretary will not fear these I-T raids.” He sounded as if he is squeaky clean.
Many politicians have the knack of turning around an election. But DMK scion Udhayanidhi Stalin has magical powers to change one brand of vehicle to another.
On 21 March 2013, just 36 hours after the DMK withdrew support to the UPA government, the CBI raided the house of MK Stalin and the farmhouse of MK Alagiri.
The CBI searched 17 locations and seized 33 cars. Though this was a legally valid search which the CBI conducted after duly obtaining search warrants, the DMK created huge ruckus to the extent of attacking the CBI officers who went for the search.
The CBI registered a case (RC MA1 2013 A 0012 of CBI:ACB) against car importer Alex C Joseph, Senior Intelligence Officer in the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Muruganandham and others on the basis of an input that luxury cars were imported and sold in the State in violation of established norms, thereby causing a loss of Rs. 48 crore to the exchequer.
N Srinivasan, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and chairman of India Cements, lost 11 cars. R Venkatachalam, vice-chancellor of Sree Ram Chandra Medical College, had seven of his cars seized. Stalin’s benami and close family friend Raja Shankar’s two cars also seized.
The reason CBI went to MK Stalin’s house is that DMK scion Udhayanidhi Stalin had purchased a Hummer from the prime accused in CBI’s case Alex Chekkattu Joseph. The reason why people do not import the car directly and use a cheat like Alex Joseph is to evade excise duty. For example if one imports a care worth one crore, he has to pay a duty of 2 crores. So VVIPs fond of luxury cars used the service of Alex Joseph who will import a brand new car as used one.
To know who Alex Joseph, read this piece from Tehelka here
The Modus Operandi of Alex Joseph is simple. He will find a poor labourer in any foreign country. The brand new luxury car will be imported in the name of the labourer as an used one. But the labourer would never have seen the car and he will just be a name lender. In this similar fashion, Udhayanidhi got his Hummer from Alex C Joseph.
This Hummer was imported in the name of Abdul Rahman Chithari Hassainar, a resident of Kasargod, Kerala. The Chasis number of this car is AMDN13E274397037. The Engine number of this car is M74397037.
As the VVIPs are always fond of fancy numbers, Tamil Nadu government’s Public Secretary, addressed a letter dated 7 March 2008 to the Road Transport Officer (South), to allot the fancy registration No. TN -07-BM 0001 to Abdul Rahman Chithari Hassainar. This time, the address of Abdul Rahman Chithari Hassainar changed from Kasargod, Kerala to No.F-102, Gerak Short, No.4, Bishop Garden, RA Puram, Chennai. 28.
This is the same Hummer which was seized from Udhayanidhi Stalin.
Now comes the magical power of Udhaynnaa.
While Udhayanidhi himself has posed for photos with his hummer and following the CBI search, Udhayanidhi himself handed over the vehicle to CBI authorities.
But, the registration details of the vehicle now available in the RTO South, Chennai office shows the car to be a brand new Mercedes Benz purchased from Mercedes Benz dealer India Garage, No.199, Gove Building, Anna Salai, Chennai. 600 002. The vehicle is registered in the name of Red Giant Movies, in which Stalin’s benami Raja Shankar’s son is also a partner.
How could a vehicle with same Engine & Chasis number could change from Hummer H3 to Mercedes Benz ?
That is the power of Udhaynna.
All these registration and allocation of fancy numbers happened when DMK was in power in 2008. After indulging in such serious malpractice / fraudulent activities, they now preach us during election about honesty, integrity, etc.
Will Udhayanidhi who dared the Income Tax authorities to search his house, dare the CBI to probe this case ? This is a clear case of criminal conspiracy, fraud, forgery, impersonation, and what not ?
This is DMK family’s true colour.