Karnataka minister, DK Shivakumar and a resort in Bengaluru where Congress has accommodated its lawmakers from Gujarat to prevent a rash of defections have been raided by Taxmen. Reportedly, Income Tax officials searched the minister’s home along with rooms at the Eagleton Golf Resort where 42 Congress lawmakers are staying since last week.
Rs 5 crore cash recovered from the Delhi residence of DK Shivakumar, said officials.
A team of 10 tax officials and personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) searched the resort on Wednesday morning.
Shivakumar was in charge of the stay of the lawmakers, who were flown to Bengaluru late on Friday. The Congress has alleged that its lawmakers in Gujarat were being intimidated. The also said, their lawmakers were being offered Rs 15 crore in return for support to the BJP in the Rajya Sabha polls on 8 August.