CBI raids underway at more than 15 premises of Congress leader DK Shivakumar

CBI raids underway at more than 15 premises of Congress leader DK Shivakumar

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday raided the premises of senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar in connection with the alleged corruption case against him. Sources indicated that the CBI raids are underway at more than 15 premises of state Congress chief DK Shivakumar and his brother and MP DK Suresh, including the former's residence at Doddalahalli, Kanakapura, and Sadashiva Nagar, in Bengaluru.

Earlier, the state government had given permission to CBI to probe the corruption charges against the leader. Soon after the development, senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala slammed the Karnataka government and called the CBI a “puppet” of the BJP government in the state under BS Yediyurappa.

“The insidious game of intimidation and machinations of Modi-Yeddyurappa duo being executed by a puppet CBI by raiding DK Shivakumar won’t deter us,” Surjewala said. “CBI should be unearthing the layers of corruption in Yeddyurappa Govt. But, ‘Raid Raj’ is their only Machiavellian Move,” he added.