�Chennai: In the early hours of Friday, sleuths of the National Investigation Agency began raiding various premises in the State. This was after several prominent leaders of Naam Tamilar Katchi came under the scrutiny of the agency. It had assumed the probe relating the manufacturing of weapons and ammunitions in Salem by two youths in May 2022.
Among the people who were surprised by the NIA officers in their homes was Isai Mativanan of the NTK candidate from Tenkasi for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the well-known YouTuber Sattai Duraimurgan, the YouTuber Vishnu Pratap, of Sivagangai; Ranjith, of Alanthurai district, Coimbatore, and Murugan, of Kalapatti.
Idumbavanam Karthik a NTK employee, has been summoned to appear on the 5th of February by the NIA.
The raids and summons were part the investigation into the gun-making allegations against Sanjay Prakash, an engineering graduate, and Naveen Chandravorthy who holds a MCA degree. They were both caught with a weaponry of two guns and spare parts, knuckles, bullets, powder, and masks when the Omalur Police conducted a vehicle inspection on Pulliampatti, May 20, 2022.
The two were making guns in a…