Congress Minister Shivakumar raided
Mr Shiva kumar, the Energy Minister in Karnataka’s Congress government raided today. Income Tax officials disclosed that nearly Rs. 10 crore in cash has been seized in raids at 60 places in Karnataka and Delhi.
The Income Tax department conducted raids at the residence of Karnataka minister D.K. Shivakumar and his brother D.K. Suresh, a Lok Sabha Member of the Parliament. The timings of the search were decided in advance. The events involving certain MLAs of another state being brought to Karnataka were unforeseen and unpredictable events,” the IT department said in its statement on Wednesday.
“The BJP is on an unprecedented witch-hunt just to win one Rajya Sabha seat,” tweeted Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who is seeking a re-election to the upper house from one of three seats in Gujarat and squaring off with a Congress rebel.
A search team along with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel went to the search for D.K Suresh. He was picked from Eagleton Golf Resort in Bengaluru for questioning, where he stayed last night with 44 lawmakers from Gujarat by the Congress. He was also seen tearing up documents at the same place.
The Congress Minister was summoned in April. It is suspected that he is the “DKS” referred to by a Congress leader. The documents that he was trying to destroy had names with names with amounts.
The Congress alleges that its lawmakers are being intimidated by the ruling BJP in Gujarat and also being offered Rs. 15 crore for their support in the Rajya Sabha polls on Tuesday
Responding to the Congress’s allegation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in parliament: “Don’t link the I-T raids to Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat.”
The Congress MPs forced three adjournments of the Rajya Sabha and staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah calling it a conspiracy said, “CRPF was used during IT raids instead of seeking police cooperation,” he complained.