IT department issues summons to Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar
Following raids, the Income Tax department has issued summons to Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar. The senior Congress leader has been asked to appear in person before officials of the IT department.
IT sleuths carried out searched in more than 60 places over a period of three days in connection with raids on D K Shivakumar. Searches were conducted in properties belonging to Shivakumar's friends, aides as well as family. Some of the places that were raided also belonged to Congress party leaders.
D K Shivakumar, on the otherhand, claimed that he was yet to receive any documents with respect to seizure from the raids. The minister maintained that the Income Tax department had not given any details of seizure so far.
On the day summons was issued to the minister, a high-level meeting was held at his residence. In a bid to respond to the raids politically, Congress State chief Parameshwara, legislator Muniratna, Bengaluru Mayor Padmavati and close aide of Laxmi Hebbalkar were at D K Shivakumar's residence on Sunday. Laxmi Hebbalkar, whose properties were also raided, was present in Sunday's meeting at D K Shivakumar's residence. She said that summons being issued was regular process and that there was no need for Shivakumar or the party to worry about the same.