CBI raids premises linked to Congress leader DK Shivakumar

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday conducted raids at several houses and offices belonging to Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, his brother DK Suresh in alleged corruption case.

The raids being carried out at 14 locations in Karnataka, Delhi and Mumbai, sources said.

The CBI has registered a case against DK Shivakumar on allegations of acquisition of disproportionate assets.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the latest CBI raid on DK Shivakumar’s house was another attempt to derail preparation for bypolls.

“@BJP4India has always tried to indulge in vindictive politics & mislead public attention. The latest CBI raid on @KPCCPresident @DKShivakumar’s house is another attempt to derail our preparation for bypolls. I strongly condemn this,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala called the CBI a “puppet” of the BJP government in the state under BS Yediyurappa.

“The insidious game of intimidation & machinations of Modi-Yeddyurappa duo being executed by a puppet CBI by raiding @DKShivakumar won’t deter us. CBI should be unearthing the layers of corruption in Yeddyurappa Govt. But, ‘Raid Raj’ is their only ‘Machiavellian Move’,” Surjewala tweeted.

“Let Modi & Yeddyurappa Govts & BJP’s frontal organizations i.e CBI-ED-Income Tax know that Congress workers & leaders will not be cowed down nor bow down before such devious attempts. Our resolve to fight for people & expose BJP’s maladministration only becomes stronger,” Surjewala added.