BENGALURU: Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar was raided by taxmen today and picked up for questioning from a luxury resort in Bengaluru, where he had stayed last night with 44 lawmakers flown in from Gujarat by the Congress to prevent a rash of defections.
The minister was seen tearing up documents at the Eagleton Golf Resort, said Income Tax officials, disclosing that nearly Rs. 10 crore in cash has been seized in raids at 60 places in Karnataka and Delhi.
Mr Shivakumar, the Energy Minister in Karnataka's Congress government, is being investigated for tax evasion. He was summoned along with another minister in April. It is suspected that he is the "DKS" referred to by a Congress leader in a diary related to kickbacks seized earlier this year. The documents that he was allegedly trying to destroy had names with amounts next to them, sources say.