Press Esc to close
Thursday 03 September 2015
News updated at 8:31 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 22°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

K'taka: I-T officials raid premises of astrologer, seize Rs 1.7 cr

Bangalore, May 5, 2013 (PTI):
File photo for image for representation purpose only.

Officials of Income Tax department have seized Rs 1.7 crore cash from two premises of a city-based astrologer popular with politicians in Karnataka.

Sources in the I-T department said the tax department had conducted the raids yesterday after it received an input about the presence of Rs 40 lakh cash at the astrologer's two premises in Bangalore's RT Nagar and Ashiyana extension.

"No electoral malpractice was however found in the keeping of the cash. The cash would be released after due legal procedures are completed under the provisions of the I-T Act," a senior official said.

The astrologer was regularly visited and consulted  by politicians of the state and hence his premises were searched, the official added.

On the Election Commission's instructions, I-T officials have been keeping a watch on illegal cash and other inducements meant to lure voters during the Karnataka Assembly elections.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan during promotion of film 'Katti Batti' in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan during promotion of film 'Katti Batti' in Mumbai...

An artist preparing idols of Lord Ganesh in Jodhpur on Thursday...

An artist preparing idols of Lord Ganesh in Jodhpur on Thursday...

11th India -UAE Joint Commission Meeting...

11th India -UAE Joint Commission Meeting...

Farmers waiting for the buyers with the bags of onians at APMC Yard Yeshwanthpur...

Farmers waiting for the buyers with the bags of onians at APMC Yard Yeshwanthpur...

A traffic policeman displays the newly launched app 'Public Eye'...

A traffic policeman displays the newly launched app 'Public Eye'...

Launch of Mercedes-AMG C 63 S...

Launch of Mercedes-AMG C 63 S...

Bandh supporters blocked railway track at Sodepur Station in North 24 Pargana...

Bandh supporters blocked railway track at Sodepur Station in North 24 Pargana...

Kashmiri women carry grass as they walk through the fields on the outskirts of Srinagar...

Kashmiri women carry grass as they walk through the fields on the outskirts of Srinagar...

Social activist Nafisa Ali showing her support to Ex-servicemen...

Social activist Nafisa Ali showing her support to Ex-servicemen...

Students from Manipur shout slogans during protest against recent violence in Manipur...

Students from Manipur shout slogans during protest against recent violence in Manipur...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523