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IT raids at premises of people linked to JDS in Mandya, Hassan

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Income tax officials Tuesday carried out coordinated raids at premises owned by people allegedly linked to JD(S) in and Hassan districts,where party supremo H D Deve Gowda's grandsons and are contesting their maiden elections.

Sources in the I-T department said the searches were conducted by four teams, each comprising 15 officials at the offices, residences and factory premises of people allegedly associated with the JD(S) leadership.

The officials were accompanied by CRPF personnel.

JD(S) and its ally have been alleging that the BJP-led government at the Centre has been "misusing" central agencies to pursue its "politics of vendetta."

On March 28, leaders of both the parties led by chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, former Siddaramaiah, deputy G Parameshwara had staged a demonstration outside the income tax office when the raids began.

The of Income Tax (Karnataka-Goa region) B R Balakrishnan had even written to the of seeking action against those who staged demonstrations, threatened the officials and interrupted them from discharging their duties under various sections of the IPC.

Meanwhile, an income tax department release said, "Today the Income tax department is carrying out searches in Hassan, and

The searches being conducted today are based on credible intelligence that have earned income not disclosed to tax and are in possession of undisclosed assets."


"The taxpayers covered in today's are engaged in real estate, quarrying and stone crushing, executing government contracts, operating petrol bunks, saw mill and managing cooperative Banks.

These are sectors which are prone to generation of black money," it said.

The release further said five residences in Hassan, one in and one in along with their business premises were covered as part of the

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 12:10 IST
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