The Tamilnadu Police carried out a raid at the Tirunelveli district factory and office premises of S Vaikundarajan, in association with the alleged charges of illegal beach mining of atomic particles like monosite and thorium. Vaikundarajan is the Managing Director and owner of VV Minerals.
As per the Police statement, apparently several documents and computer hard disc had been seized during the raid. Any further clarification on the final outcome of the raid was not provided.
However, an eyewitness to the raid maintained that the police seized only some of the award certificates won by the company. During the proceedings of the case against V. V. Minerals, the court asked whether police had any proof that the company exported sand to an atomic firm and whether the sand actually contained thorium.