The Enforcement Directorate (ED) carried out simultaneous raids at 13 locations in Karnataka, including the residence and offices of Karnataka Congress MLA Nara Bharat Reddy in Bellary and Bengaluru on Saturday, February 10.
According to reports, searches were also being carried out on the houses and offices of Bharat Reddy’s father Surya Narayana Reddy, his uncle Pratap Reddy, and relative Satish Reddy who are into the quarrying business.
Four special teams comprising a total of 20 ED officers reached Bellary early in the morning to conduct the raids. The operations were carried out under the protection of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
Details on the raids in Bengaluru are yet to emerge.
Nara Bharat Reddy represents the Bellary city constituency. He declared assets and properties amounting to Rs 91.18 crore ahead of the Assembly election in the state. In the Assembly elections, Bharat Reddy defeated mining baron-turned-politician Gali Janardhana Reddy’s wife, Gali Lakshmi Aruna.
(With IANS inputs)