IT department raids in Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar’s house today, 2nd August morning. Also, the IT department has conducted raids in Eagleton Golf resort where 44 MLAs from Gujarat were residing. The Minister DK Shivakumar was pulled out from the resort. The IT inspectors raid the Eagleton Golf resort where 44 MLAs from Gujarat were residing and also the minister’s house at Kanakapura, Karnataka.
Income Tax Raid on Karnataka Minister D K Shivakumar’s House, Recovers Rs 7.5 Cr
D K Shivakumar is fronting the Congress push to shield Gujarat Congress MLAs from poaching by the BJP in front of the Gujarat Rajya Sabha election on August 8. As per sources, the Sadashivnagar home of Shivkumar and the workplaces of two of his organizations were looked by the authorities. Aside from it, the habitation of his sibling and MP D K Suresh has also locked it IT raids. At the same time, the minister’s workplaces in Delhi were also reviewed. Sources included that more than 200 authorities are engaged in the examination.
Reacting to the incident, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said, “IT raid is an attempt to silence voice against BJP, will not bow down to intimidation.”
The searches are being led by the Karnataka Investigation Wing of the Income tax office. The Income Tax Department said in an official statement that the searches were approved under Section 132 of the Income Tax Act as a confirmation gathering exercise. The I-T Department denied that the strikes had anything to do with the continuous hostile to poaching show at Eagleton resorts. I-T authorities asserted of recouping Rs 7.5 crore money from the minister’s properties, who has been taken to his home in Bengaluru from the resort by the duty purpose. Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who is challenging the Rajya Sabha surveys from Gujarat, pummeled the I-T rides on the Karnataka Energy minister and blamed the BJP for enjoying an “unprecedented witch-hunt” to win one Rajya Sabha seat.
“The timing of the search was decided well in advance. The events involving certain MLAs of another state being brought to Karnataka were unforeseen and unpredictable events,” the press release said.
It added that the “Minister being searched was staying at a resort near Bangalore where some MLAs from another state are put up. Hence the Minister’s room alone is being searched.”