Kerala Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau officers on Saturday raided homes of ex-excise minister and senior Congress leader K. Babu, his two daughters and two of his close aides in Ernakulam district.
He is the second minister from the former chief minister Oommen Chandy cabinet to face vigilance probe after former Finance Minister K.M. Mani.
Babu was under pressure when he was the Excise Minister after a bar owner Biju Ramesh, had alleged that he himself had bribed Babu.
Raid was based on a First Information Report (FIR) filed in a vigilance court in Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam district, which alleged that Babu had amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Repeating his claims, bar owner Ramesh said that truth will come out as everyone knows what has happened.