Income tax officials on Thursday (October 10) conducted raids at former Karnataka deputy chief minister and senior Congress leader G Parameshwara’s house and other properties owned by him.
The raids have been conducted at around 30 properties connected to Parameshwara, sources claim. The I-T department also conducted search operations at Siddhartha Group of Institutions, which is owned by the Congress leader in Tumakuru.
Talking to reporters, Parameshwara said, “Let them search, it is their duty. If there are concealments or irregularities, they will make it public. I don’t have a problem if they raid. Let them examine everything. We will abide by their suggestions.”
Former Karnataka Chief Miniter 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 (@siddaramaiah) October 10, 2019
The department also carried out raids at a medical college and hospital in Kolar owned by former Union minister R L Jalappa.
These colleges have come under the scanner of I-T department for allegedly charging crores of rupees for medical seats amounting to suppression of taxable income and concealment of assets disproportionate to known sources of income, reported The New Indian Express.