The Income Tax Department on Thursday summoned Karnataka Energy Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar, ANI reported. In August, I-T officials had raided Shivakumar’s properties for three days in a case of tax evasion. “I have not violated the law,” Shivakumar had said after the raids.
Investigators are believed to have recovered more than Rs 300 crore in undisclosed income and cash and jewellery worth nearly Rs 15 crore in the raids, unidentified officials in the department had said in August.
Shivakumar was hosting several Gujarat Congress MLAs at a Bengaluru resort at the time of the raids. The Congress had put them up at the lodge allegedly to stop them from being poached by the Bharatiya Janata Party before the Rajya Sabha polls held on August 8.
On August 30, the I-T Department said it had conducted raids at 10 more locations in Bengaluru, Chennai and Delhi, following up on the case connected with Shivakumar.