IT raids on Karnataka minister: Rs 11.43 crore recovered till now, search continues for second day
Income tax officials on Wednesday had raided a number of Shivakumar's properties in Bengaluru and Delhi. Photograph: (ANI)
The income tax department recovered Rs 11.43 crore in cash during searches on multiple premises linked to Karnataka Energy minister GK Shivakumar and his associates, PTI reported Thursday.
Sources told ANI, the tax department had seized Rs 8.33 crore from Shivkumar's premises in Delhi, Rs 2.5 crore from Bengaluru and Rs 60,00,000 from Mysuru.
The tax department continued its raids for the second day on Thursday.
The department raided Shivakumar’s father-in-law's home on Thursday morning, ANI reported.
ANI reported that the department also raided a residence in Delhi's Safdarjung area owned by Shivakumar.
Income tax officials on Wednesday had raided a number of Shivakumar's properties in Bengaluru and Delhi.
The department also raided Shivakumar's room at the Eagleton Golf Resort in Bengaluru where the 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs are holed up.
Shivakumar is responsible for the looking after of the Congress MLAs.
The MLAs are holed up in Bengaluru because the party is worried they might defect should they be allowed to return to Gujarat.
Six MLAs have already resigned from the Congress, with three of them joining the BJP.
The Congress had reacted sharply to the raids, calling them a "witch hunt".