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Income Tax dept raids Karnataka ex-deputy CM Parameshwara, Congress says it’s ‘mala fide’

Former Karnataka CM and leader of opposition Siddaramaiah said the raids were “politically motivated”.

india Updated: Oct 10, 2019 20:45 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Former Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara speaks to reporters on Thursday.
Former Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara speaks to reporters on Thursday.(ANI)
         

The income tax department on Thursday conducted raids at former Karnataka deputy chief minister and senior Congress leader G Parameshwara’s house and a medical college owned by him.

Taxmen also carried out raids at a medical college and hospital in Kolar owned by former Union minister R L Jalappa.

“If raids are being conducted on the educational institutions I have no objection. Let them look at all the documents,” Parameshwara said.

I-T department sources said the raids were conducted around 30 premises linked to Parameshwara. The income tax department has found irregularities in medical college run by a trust related to Parameshwara, news agency ANI reported.

WATCH | Ex-Karnataka Deputy CM raided, Congress alleges ‘mala fide’ intent

Former Karnataka CM and leader of opposition Siddaramaiah said the raids were “politically motivated”.

“The series of IT raids on @DrParameshwara, RL Jalappa & others, are politically motivated with malafide intention. They are only targeting @INCKarnataka leaders as they have failed to face us on policy & corruption issues. We won’t budge to any such tactics!!” Siddaramaiah tweeted.

The income tax raids are likely to be raised by the opposition to target the BS Yediyurappa government during the three-day winter session of the Karnataka assembly that begins Thursday.

First Published: Oct 10, 2019 11:30 IST

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