Shivakumar apologizes for his mother's statement accusing Siddaramaiah over IT raids

A locksmith engaged by I-T officials to open the lockers at D K Shivakumar's house on Thursday. DH

Income Tax raids were conducted at 39 places, including the residence of Karnataka Minister D.K. Shivakumar, and at a private resort owned by Shivakumar near Bengaluru where 44 Congress lawmakers from Gujarat have been staying since Saturday.

According to media report, the officials of the Income Tax department also visited the resort to question Shivakumar, in addition to raiding multiple properties linked to him with the help of central paramilitary forces. The I-T department sources said that 60 locations were searched and Rs 10 crore was recovered in cash. He said, "It is not right on the part of central government to use I-T department for its political conspiracies".

Patel accused the BJP of indulging in an "unprecedented witch-hunt" to win one Rajya Sabha seat.

The party has apprehensions over Patel's election prospects if more MLAs defect as he needs the support of at least 46 MLAs.

Stating that the comments were made under the influence of motherly affection towards him, Shivakumar in a statement said, "Im tendering public apology to the chief minister". "We remain united,"Congress leader from Gujarat Shakti Singh Gohil said at the Raj Bhavan".

"Now they are using the IT department on our MLAs from Gujarat, who are in a resort in Karnataka".

The Times of India quoted Congress leader Anand Sharma as saying in the Rajya Sabha, "This can't be a coincidence".

Minister Shiv Kumar, a Congress heavy weight of Karnataka who will be crucial for the party in the coming Assembly elections, has meanwhile been "taken away" by IT officials.

Lashing out at the BJP, senior Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge told reporters: "It's political vendetta".

Jaitley, however, said that the minister, who had "gone and parked himself" at the resort, was picked up from there for questioning.

Jaitley, while addressing the Lok Sabha, said that the raids are being conducted purely on economic front.

Speculation is rife that I-T officials were already present inside the resort, disguised as guests, when the raids took place.

While about Rs 7.9 crore cash has been recovered from Delhi, about Rs 2.23 crore has been found at locations in the southern state, the official said. The residence of the Minister's personal assistant was also searched in Delhi. They searched several rooms.

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