Raids on Karnataka minister D Shivakumar continue for third straight day
Income tax officials say they have seized cash and jewellery worth more than Rs 15 crore in the raids so far.? Photograph: (Others)
The income tax department raids on Karnataka energy minister D Shivakumar continued for a third straight day on Friday.
ANI reported that the department raided his home in Delhi's Safdarjung area on Friday morning.
The property was also raided on Thursday.
Income Tax raids continue at the premises owned by Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar in Delhi's Safdarjung area. pic.twitter.com/NTR5i76IdG— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2017
It's a politically motivated raid, timing also suggests that. First time they brought CRPF with IT officials: Karnataka CM Siddaramaih pic.twitter.com/aZcC54coVV— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2017
Shivakumar's father-in-law's home raided on Thursday morning as well.
The raids had begun on Wednesday, with the department raiding a number of Shivakumar's properties in Bengaluru and Delhi on Wednesday.
The department on Wednesday 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.
Income tax officials say they have seized cash and jewellery worth more than Rs 15 crore in the raids so far.
The Congress had reacted sharply to the raids, calling them a "witch hunt".