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The CBI team is raiding more than 15 locations of Shivkumar and his brother Suresh. It also includes his former residences Doddalahalli, Kanakapura and Sadashiv Nagar. Officials said that at least 60 officers are conducting raids at these 15 locations.
Karnataka: CBI raids underway at more than 15 premises of state Congress chief DK Shivakumar and his brother & MP DK Suresh, including the former’s residence at Doddalahalli, Kanakapura and Sadashiva Nagar, in Bengaluru. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/SPZ1i2sKo7
– ANI (@ANI) October 5, 2020
The raid by the CBI began at 6 am at his residence in Doddalahalli village in Kanakpura constituency, from where Shivakumar is the MLA. DK Suresh is an MP from Bangalore Rural. One of the houses being raided is that of Iqbal Hussain, close to Shivkumar.
The CBI has registered a case against DK Shivakumar, a minister in the Karnataka government, and others for acquiring disproportionate assets. The CBI team is conducting raids at locations in Karnataka, Delhi and Mumbai.
Party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted, “Modi and Yeddyurappa’s duo is doing a game of intimidation with their puppet CBI conducting raids at DK Shivakumar, but this cannot stop us. The CBI should find out the layers of corruption in the Yeddyurappa government. But, ‘Red Raj’ is his only ‘insidious trick’!
He said, ‘Modi and Yeddyurappa government and BJP frontal organizations i.e. CBI-ED-Income Tax are aware that such crooked efforts can neither intimidate nor lynch Congress workers and leaders. We pledge to fight for the people. ‘
Let Modi & Yeddyurappa Govts & BJP’s frontal organizations i.e CBI-ED-Income Tax know that Congress workers & leaders will not be cowed down nor bow down before such devious attempts.
Our resolve to fight for people & expose BJP’s maladministration only becomes stronger. https://t.co/AfoJgxOsGl
– Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) October 5, 2020
The CBI raid was condemned by senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah. Siddaramaiah tweeted, “BJP has always tried to indulge in vengeful politics and divert public attention. The CBI’s latest raid at DK Shivakumar’s house is another attempt to derail our preparations for the by-elections. I strongly condemn this. ‘
.@BJP4India has always tried to indulge in vindictive politics & mislead public attention.
I strongly condemn this.
– Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) October 5, 2020