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After K'taka minister, I-T raids his father-in-law's residence

PTI
Published : Aug 3, 2017, 12:33 pm IST
Updated : Aug 3, 2017, 12:33 pm IST

The I-T department on Wednesday had raided 64 locations linked to Shivakumar and recovered Rs 10 cash.

Karnataka Energy minister D K Shivakumar at his residence in Bengaluru on Wednesday.The Income Tax Department conducted searches at multiple properties in connection with a tax evasion case. (Photo: PTI)
 Karnataka Energy minister D K Shivakumar at his residence in Bengaluru on Wednesday.The Income Tax Department conducted searches at multiple properties in connection with a tax evasion case. (Photo: PTI)

Bengaluru: Income Tax department on Thursday morning started raiding house of Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar's father-in-law.

The I-T department on Wednesday had raided Shivakumar's residence and reached a private resort in Bengaluru where 44 Congress lawmakers from Gujarat are staying.

 

The Congress on Wednesday created ruckus in both the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday over the IT raids and alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Central Government was indulging in political witch-hunt just to defeat Congress candidate Ahmed Patel in Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat.

Due to the ruckus, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned thrice before being adjourned for the day.

Raising the matter in Rajya Sabha, Congress leader Anand Sharma had said it is now becoming a trend of the Government to blatantly misuse powers of the state.

Another Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "Conduct raids on residences of those people from your party (BJP) who are offering Rs 15 crore.”

 

Congress alleges that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was offering its Gujarat MLAs Rs 15 crore each to resign from Congress.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah dubbed IT raids at residence of Shivakumar as 'undemocratic'.

Congress has shifted its 44 MLAs from Gujarat to Bengaluru after its six MLAs resigned and joined BJP.

However, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley denied that the income tax raid at residence Shivakumar has any links with Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat.

The IT department also maintained that its raid at Karnataka Energy Minister's residence and resort has nothing to do with the Gujarat's Congress MLAs.

 

Tags: i-t raids, shivakumar, karnataka minister, father-in-law
Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru