IT officials found only two pairs of old slippers, says Koliwad

Team Udayavani, Dec 5, 2019, 2:54 PM IST

Bengaluru: Congress candidate from Ranebennur assembly segment KB Koliwad responding to the Income Tax and Excise department joint out raids at the residence said that the officials who carried the raid returned empty-handed.

Speaking with this regard, “The I-T and excise officials, who raided our house, returned empty-handed. All they found were two pairs of old worn-out slippers. There is a Congress wave in all 15 constituencies facing bypolls. such raids won’t deter us.”

Officials of the Income Tax and Excise department jointly carried out raids at the residence of Congress candidate from Ranebennur assembly segment KB Koliwad, drawing the ire of the party workers.

The searches took place on Tuesday night at the Ranebennur residence of the former Assembly Speaker, following complaints of hoarding of liquor and cash, officials said.

“Following a complaint about the hoarding of liquor and a cash of Rs 10 crore, we raided the place. We didn’t find anything,” Haveri Excise chief, Nagashayan told reporters.

The raids come in the run-up to assembly by-polls in 15 segments in Karnataka following the disqualification of the MLAs from Congress and the JD(S) which led to the toppling of the coalition government and installation of the BJP government led by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.

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