Income tax officials on Wednesday conducted raids on 39 of of Shivakumar's properties in Bengaluru and Delhi. Photograph:( ANI )
The income tax department on Wednesday recovered Rs 7.5 crore in cash from Karnataka energy minister DK Shivakumar’s two flats in New Delhi, ANI reported.
The tax department also recovered Rs 2.5 crore from Bengaluru, ANI further reported.
Income tax officials on Wednesday conducted raids on 39 of Shivakumar's properties in Bengaluru and Delhi.
ANI reported that more raids are underway at various locations connected to Shivakumar.
IT raids underway at various locations of Karnataka Min DK Shivakumar. Total Rs 10 crore recovered, including Rs 2.5 crore from Bengaluru.— ANI (@ANI_news) August 2, 2017
Rs. 7.5 crore recovered during IT raids at two flats of Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/Au81NpKb4N— ANI (@ANI_news) August 2, 2017
Raids were also conducted at the Eagleton Golf Resort in Bengaluru where the Gujarat Congress MLAs are holed up.
The MLAs are in Bengaluru because the Congress is worried they might defect to the BJP.
Six Gujarat Congress MLAs have already resigned from the party, with three of them joining the BJP.
Shivakumar is responsible for looking after the MLAs while they are in Bengaluru.
Congress workers protest against the IT Raids; visuals from Karnataka's Mangaluru and Hubli pic.twitter.com/akDvn1PA51— ANI (@ANI_news) August 2, 2017