- Tax raids on DK Shivakumar, a Karnataka Minister have ended after 4 days
- Taxmen claimed to have over Rs 11 crore from over 60 different locations
- DK Shivakumar was tasked to manage 43 Congress MLAs from Gujarat
"I'm not the kind of person that violates the law and the Constitution...the truth will come out," Mr Shivkumar told reporters after emerging from his home at a posh locality in Bengaluru.
The tax officials, however, conducted searches at his in-laws' place today.
Mr Shivakumar has been tasked with managing 43 Congress lawmakers from Gujarat sequestered at a Bengaluru resort. Soon after the raid ended, the minister joined forces with the Gujarat lawmakers after they met the Governor Vajubhai Vala, who is also from their home state. They went to Vidhana Soudha and then travelled back to the luxury resort, which has been their home for a week now.
The minister is a powerful leader in the state and is called upon by the party for organising events and for fund-raising. He has been charged with corruption before. Mr Shivakumar is officially very wealthy and is involved in many different businesses. The homes of his relatives, including his brother, D K Suresh, MP from rural Bengaluru, were also searched. The IT team did not recover any cash from Suresh's house according to documents forwarded by Shivakumar aides.