The session of IT raids continued on. After raids in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, Income Tax investigators carried out searches at DMK treasurer Durai Murugan, at Katpadi in Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
I-T department raids have been continuing since Friday night at Murugan’s residence in Vellore. Not only Murugun’s residence, Kingston Engineering College and Durai’s B.Ed. college in Katpadi is also being raided.
The department had carried out corresponding raids at many locations across Bengaluru, Ramanagara, Kanakapura, Mandya, Mysuru, Hassan and Shivamogga.
I-T officials informed that they had seized Rs 1.66 crore cash in raids across Karnataka. The department though also informed that no MP, MLA or minister has so far been covered in the searches, which are underway.
Meanwhile, slamming the Centre over I-T raids being carried out at various locations in Karnataka, Congress state unit president Dinesh Gundu Rao wrote to President Ramnath Kovind alleging that the raids were conducted to create a fear psychosis among the voters.
In the letter, he said, “ I-T department was carrying out raids on the relatives of Congress and JD(S) leaders to mar the election prospects and create a fear psychosis among voters, supporters, leaders, and candidates of the alliance partners”.
Rao requested the President to direct the income tax department to cease from leading raids in the interest of free and fair elections.
Moreover, the ruling Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka alleged that the I-T raids were carried out on JD(S) leaders overseeing the elections of Kumaraswamy’s son, Nikhil, in Mandya and nephew Prajwal Revanna in Hassan.
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