Bengaluru, Apr 16: 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 Prajval Revanna, including 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 Revanna, the son of H D 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 2019 elections.
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, is fighting an independent candidate, Sumalatha, the widow of the former Union minister and cine actor, Ambharish.
The houses of the Zilla Panchayat president Nagarathna Swamy, and Thimmegowda, also a Zilla Panchayath, are being raided by the IT officials, for the suspicion of tax evasions, the sources added. UNI