Even as by-polls in Kundgol and Chincholi assembly constituencies are just around the corner, sleuths from the Income Tax department have raided a hotel and resort at Hubbali. The raid stretched from Monday (13 May) evening to Tuesday (14 May) morning, reports Deccan Herald.
Income Tax officials and mobile flying squad units of Election Commission had organised a raid on the above mentioned properties. They suspected that these places contained cash and other things to bribe the voters.
Sources have said that there were attempts to go through the rooms of ministers D K Shivakumar and Zameer Ahmed Khan, and MLA Santosh Lad. Income Tax officials have not yet confirmed any statement regarding the raids.
In the raid, 11 portraits of late minister C S Shivalli, 50 gold-plated sindoor boxes, seven lists of voters and other items were seized. A case was filed against Shivakumar Chandrashekar Gokavi in connection with the case at Gokul Road police station.