More trouble for Yediyurappa as IT raids on his close aide unearth Rs 750 crore


Bengaluru, Oct 13 (IANS): The sensational findings of the Income Tax Department during the recent raids in Bengaluru and other places on former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa's close aide B.R. Umesh and others is a setback for the BJP veteran, party sources said.

During the search and seizure, undisclosed income of about Rs 750 crore was found. Out of this, an amount of Rs 487 crore has been admitted by the respective group entities as their undisclosed income. The searches which started on October 7 have been carried out at 47 premises spread across 4 states.

Former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has made serious allegations that the IT raids have been conducted on the close aides of Yediyurappa only with an intention of giving him a 'checkmate' and taming him.

"Yediyurappa and Opposition leader Siddaramaiah met in Mysuru to plan how to weaken BJP in Karnataka. Anyone with little common sense could sense why close aides of Yediyurappa and his son B.Y. Vijayendra have been targeted by the IT department. It is being done with an intention to put brakes on Yediyurappa by the BJP," he charged.

"I do not have any hesitation in saying this. BJP wants to control Yediyurappa," he underlined. However, the findings of the raids have given a serious turn to the events as an in-depth probe is expected to be conducted into the misappropriation now.

During the search, unaccounted cash of Rs 4.69 crore; unaccounted jewellery and bullion valued at Rs 8.67 crore; and silver articles valued at Rs 29.83 lakh have been seized.

The Income Tax Department carried out search and seizure operations in the case of three major contractors based out of Bengaluru, engaged in the execution of irrigation and highway projects including B.R. Umesh, the aide of Yediyurappa for three days from October 7.

Sources explained that there are all chances of money trail reaching Yediyurappa as the raids were focused on projects of Irrigation department under the Water Resources ministry involving implementation of various projects more than Rs 20,000 crore.

IT department further claimed that one of the groups has admitted to having indulged in inflating labour expenses amounting to Rs 382 crore. Further, another group has been found to have taken accommodation entries, from non-existing paper companies to the extent of Rs 105 crore, which has been admitted by this group.

These huge misappropriations would attract investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in future, according to sources. Yediyurappa, who has begun to assert himself after stepping down as the Chief Minister now will have no other way but to fall in line with the party diktats, sources add.

Yediyurappa, despite being asked to step down from the top post, continues to be a mass leader and has a good hold on BJP legislators. Sources explain that he is disappointed with the party's decision to corner him by not allowing him to take up a state tour and by not allocating cabinet berth to his son B.Y. Vijayendra.

Yediyurappa has all the capacity to cause damage to the prospectus of the BJP party in Karnataka in next assembly elections. Since BJP high command wants his support to come back to power but at the same time, it does not want to be under his shadow. Sources say that, with the IT raids, the party wanted to achieve these aims and findings of IT raids made the job of the party easier.

Meanwhile, the IT sleuths have conducted raids on the 'Design Box' company office and a hotel room where company owner Naresh Arora is residing. The company manages the social media platforms of powerful politicians in Bengaluru and also into the branding of politicians. The raids continued till midnight on Tuesday. Earlier it was said that the company is owned by Congress President D.K. Shivakumar. However, Shivakumar has denied it.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    Here people r struggling to make ends meet. So many unfortunate people,families commit suicide due to financial problem. These politicians have so much money with them, what will they do with the money, eat it. What a sorry situation.

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  • Brice Dsouza, Mangalore/Canada

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Yediyurappaji dharna mana hi. Ho dergaya oh mergaya.Nanu NRI Nimma yella sahaya illinda madabahodu.Niv namma nechhina CM.Rajakiya shaswatha alla

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  • CA Girishkk, M'lore/dxb

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    On expected lines..

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  • Alphy, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Our stalwart Bhandumam is chup! What happened? No comments? Looks like he too is "the bird of the same feather" flocking together. ha ha.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Uparwale ka Ghar per dher hai lekhin andher nahin hai. Karma will catch up during life time but it's only matter of time when uparwala decides to pull......!!!!! It's just tip of the iceberg........ anyway nothing will happen....donate few hundred crores to the Tom & Jerry Hundie and all sins forgiven....jai ho Lala.

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  • Shivraj, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    FOR BJP who is clean and not clean decided by their washing machine - usefulness for party- so past misdeeds get cleaned-- The present MOS - Home minister - whose son ran over allegedly over farmers has various criminal records ---- likewise NARAYAN RANE -- & -- many others --from west bengal poached from MAMATA bannerjee and now gone back -- etc etc -- SHRI YEDDY usefulness over so all raids etc - Surely there are many beneficiaries while SHRI YEDDY was CM and still continuing in BJP but there is silence on them for party's interests -- When someone has to be taken into party regardless of past crimes passing thru' BJP washing machine ----- will cleanse like dipping in River --

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    I wonder why BJP guys are all Chors ...

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  • HA HA HAH AH, Leicester UK

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    GHAR WAPASI TO CONGRESS......... he he he he he what more is left in bjp they do not trust their own people

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  • Santhosh, Kudla

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Enclena 15 laksha pura imbe dithina thojodu.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Yeddly should take the challenge, come out of BJP and form his old KJP or retire form politics and rest in coffee estate of Coorg

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    But Pistol Rani is busy in Delhi. What will he be doing alone. Lakkere appuji atthe praaya aand. Ottige itthunda sahaya appundu.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Beginning of the end of bjp in karnataka.

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  • Joshua, Mangalore/Roma Italy

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Better if you would have fled to London.UK is the best and safe place and hideouts for Indian thieves they would have taken care of u. They are professional in saving Indian criminals. Wish you good luck BSY

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    In the pic. he seems to be having terrible headache.! what is the best treatment to get some relief ? He can invite his foe Siddaramaiah for company. In politics party's foe can be your friend.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Obviously stepping down from CM post was against the wishes of Yeddy and he announced state wide yatra. This raid clearly shows that Government of the day knows who is corrupt and to what extent. Timing is chosen such that it is convenient and to derive desirable outcome in terms of behavior and falling in line. No, raids whether against DKShi or Yeddy is not to hold them accountable. It is only to discipline. Just like the slogan "living with COVID", we have been living and forever "live with corruption" it seems.

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  • pili, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    che..yake resign madiddu.. now.. na garka na ghatka.. this money supposed to be used for 2023/24? sub plan chopat kar diya. pls credit thia to PM cares..the only safe place in India.. ..

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    they are trying to destroy b s y and lingayath lobby... preparing to coronate santhosha.... after next election....

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    "Now what is our segani Bhathks will say about this ??????? Now who is looting our Nation ????" Looks like none of have read the news in Daiji. BJP is inviting problems by not punishing wrong persons and their wrong doings. Always protecting and encourging will not help. Next should be BD &MP'S who have already tarnished BJP's name.

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  • Amith, udupi

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Bhakts who claim no corruption in BJP must be sniffing gobar now to calm their nerves

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Everyone knew corruption was at the peak with CM Yuddi led BJP. Modi led BJP kept protecting him all throughout. Even Shoba got a post at center, also as a bargain. Maybe there was some secret understanding, which did not workout well. Yuddi had to step down unceremoniously. To stop him from acting in vengence, there comes the raids. Whats funny, is his son is contesting by-election.

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  • Sadiq, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Andhbakths depending themselves other side state busy in looting and central busy in selliing. Vishwaguru keep on marketing.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Currupt politician. Operation Kamal and how he manipulated the scheme purchasing MLA's due to his ill executed political operations. This may be tip of an ice berg. Best yet to come. Vote for BJP it is the only clean, secular, people friendly party.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    All Stories....IT raids has happened, black money has been recovered. Only corrupt will question real tax action...who cares!

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    "In Modiji Raj nobody is above the law..." complete the sentence, 'As long as BJP/Modi in power' All the clues will come to light once the government falls.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    BJP is the most deserving, un tainted, clean political party and Modiji is the great Political hero India has ever produced. What has come to light is tip of an ice berg. Yeddiyurappa's ' karmo ka fal' Bhagwan ke ghar der hai andher nanhi hai Rapaata jaasti aande

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore.

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Well planned execution. First made him to stepdown as CM- depowered. Now preparing him for jail yathra by his own baktha team.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Now what is our segani Bhathks will say about this ??????? Now who is looting our Nation ????

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  • SachiN, MangalorE

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    BHAKTHS will say NOW this is because of NEHARU and congress. ES me Pakistan ka bi Hat he..

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  • Chandravadhan Surathkal, Kudla

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    You have problem if BJP leaders raided or not raided, action taken or not taken, first decide whether corrupt to be punished or not ??? come out of the pessimist and hypocrite world

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Chandravardhan, I don't know whether you know about this, or not - the trend in BJP government is, that the moment anything goes wrong, the blame (reason for it) comes on Nehru. i.e. if any of their schemes don't work. For example DeMo - the entire nation knows its a failed attempt but the government did not take a minute to say 'the practices that have been happening sine Nehru's times aren't easy to remove so soon. Well, why the hell the repercussions weren't studied before imposing DeMo ?? This i just one example, the entire governance has been functioning in this manner since 2014. The problem is with that trend, not with taking/not taking action.

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  • Ramesh, Suratkal

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Praveen, Mangalore brainless Italian chamchas always used to say why no raid on BJP!!

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Oh, really ? I say - WHY NO RAIDS ON ADANI ?? WHY NO RAIDS ON AMBANI ?? Do I become an Italian Chamcha by saying this ? So be it ! Now you prove that under Modi rule, even Adani, Ambani are raided !

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    In Modiji Raj nobody is above the law...

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Jeevan, did Modi Raj start yesterday ?? Why weren't there raids on unaccounted assets since 2014 ?? Why after Yeddy stepped down ?

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  • Shambu, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Ravan's raj is supreme.

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  • dsouzamichael, Mumbai/Maharashtra

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    In Modiji Raj nobody is above the law... Kudlaa, WAH RE WAH ???? First of all, explain us , in your so called M . Raaj , what happened to PM CARE FUND MONEY????????

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  • Ajja, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Another name for corruption is stealing. Steeling poor and middle class. Their tears will not go waste. When I see Mangalore roads, why I need to suffer after paying 30-40% tax of my earnings. Those who are responsible for corruption and steal public money may feel happy temporarily but their life will be like Mangalore roads full of holes and ponds

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore.

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Well said. How many accidents occurred, how many lives lost due to worst road condition? Their grief and sorrow will curse the corrupt officials

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    How Pradhan Sevak and Team earning this much money ? Do they print it?

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