Bengaluru/ New Delhi:
The CBI began raids this morning at Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar’s premises in Karnataka, Mumbai and other places in an alleged corruption case.
The alleged corruption case was registered by the CBI based on the inputs shared by the Enforcement Directorate over a money laundering probe linked to the tax evasion proceedings by the Income Tax Department, sources said.
During the money laundering probe, the Enforcement Directorate had forwarded some of their findings to the CBI last year.
Today’s raids – being carried out at 14 locations – have been defined by the Karnataka Congress as an “attempt to derail our preparation for bypolls”.
Apart from DK Shivakumar, premises of his family members and his associates are also being searched in Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Ex-Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah tweeted: “@BJP4India has always tried to indulge in vindictive politics & mislead public attention. The latest CBI raid on @KPCCPresident @DKShivakuma ‘s house is another attempt to derail our preparation for bypolls. I strongly condemn this,” he tweeted.
— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) October 5, 2020
.@BJP4India is against social justice and inturn reservation. They are betraying people by disregarding the report submitted by the BC commission.@BSYBJP should immediately accept the report & implement it.
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) October 3, 2020
“What else can we expect after the expose on @bsybjp by @INCKarnataka,” Karti Chidambaram wrote on Twitter, attacking Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.