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IT department conducted raids in JDS dominated constituencies in Karnataka

IT department conducted raids in JDS dominated constituencies in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Apr 16 (UNI) The Income Tax authorities have conducted simultaneous raids in the JD(S) dominated two Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka.

According to official sources, the raids are being conducted on the premises and business establishments of those who were identified as the supporters of the JD(S) candidates.

While in Hassan, the IT sleuths are holding search operations on the supporters of the JD(S) candidate Prajwal Revanna, besides that of Patel Shivaram, a former MLC, Papanni, a former Zilla Panchayat Member and Karle Indresh, a close supporters of the PWD minister H D Revanna.

Prajval, son of Revanna is the JD(S) candidate in the prestigious Hassan Lok Sabha seat, which had been represented by the former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and allowed his grand-son to contest in the segment this time and has shifted to Tumakuru.

According to sources, the raids were also going on in Mandya Lok Sabha seat, where son of the Karnataka Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, Nikhil K, is fighting an independent candidate and senior actor Sumalatha, the widow of the former Union minister and cine actor-turned politician, Ambharish.

The houses of the Zilla Panchayat president Nagarathna Swamy and Thimme Gowda, also a Zilla Panchayath member, are being raided by the IT officials over suspicion of tax evasions, the sources added.

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