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‘Vendetta’, says Karnataka party chief; Congress links raids to Nov. 3 polls

New Delhi/Bengaluru: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday registered a case of amassing disproportionate assets worth Rs 74.93 crore against Karnataka Congress chief D.K. Shivakumar, and raided 14 locations during which the agency claimed to have recovered Rs 57 lakh cash, officials said.

After registering the case under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and

provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, the CBI raided 14 locations spread

across Karnataka, Maharashtra and Delhi connected with Mr Shivakumar and his

brother, D.K. Suresh, an MP. Mr Shivakumar said the action against him was part of the BJP’s “vendetta politics”.

 

The Congress hit out at the BJP-led Central government, accusing it of “witch-hunt”,

and linked the CBI action to the November 3 by-election in two Assembly seats in

Karnataka, Sira and RR Nagar.

The case, CBI alleged, was registered after a seven-month-long preliminary inquiry

looking into disproportionate assets of Mr Shivakumar and his family members amassed during his tenure as a minister in the Karnataka government.

This is the first case by the CBI against Mr Shivakumar, Karnataka Pradesh Congress

Committee president and an MLA, who was earlier arrested by the Enforcement

Directorate in a case of alleged money laundering, CBI officials said.

 

After registering the case under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and

provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, the CBI teams searched 14 locations

spread across Karnataka, Maharashtra and Delhi.

Nine locations in Karnataka, four in Delhi and one in Mumbai were searched, which

included the residence of Mr Shivakumar at Safdarjung Enclave and that of his MP

brother in Kaveri Apartments in the national capital and their residences in

Bengaluru.

“Searches were conducted today at 14 locations including Karnataka, Delhi, Mumbai

at the premises of said MLA (Shivakumar) and others which led to the recovery of

cash of Rs 57 lakh (approx) and several incriminating documents including property

documents, bank related information, computer hard disk, etc. Investigation is

continuing,” CBI spokesperson R.K. Gaur said in a statement.

 

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