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As the Income Tax officials were heading into the doors of the Karnataka Power Minister D K Shivakumar’s hotel room, he ran to his room and tried to hide something. He had grabbed a “secret diary” which he had in his room and was trying to shred apart the diary to prevent the Income Tax officials from reading what was written inside.
As per one IT official, the collective 11 crore cash found in D K Shivakumar’s and some of his associates’ houses was only the tip of the iceberg. He said that these dairy had startling details that could bring down not only D K Shivakumar, but also several other top Congress members.
The income tax officials revealed that the diary was snatched away from Shivakumar as he was trying to destroy crucial evidence. The pages of the diary which are now in a partly torn and crumbled state is still legible enough to drop a few bomb shells.
IT officials who did not want to be named said that although Shivakumar had managed to shred some important parts of the diary, the department managed to put it back together and recreate the handwritten text on the diary.
SO WHAT WAS WRITTEN IN IT?
Although the department did not mention any names, they said that it was very evident that there were crores of Rupees worth transactions between D K Shivakumar and a cable company.
Details in the diary also revealed that one “Shailendra” had brought money to D K Shivakumar on several occasions. As per the entries in the diary, this man had brought Rs 1 crore, Rs 1.5 crore and Rs 2.5 crore on three separate occasions, totaling Rs 5 crore.
Another shocking entry in the diary shows a Rs 3 crore pay off made to “AICC”. It is still unclear as to whether this represents the “All India Congress Committee”.
Meanwhile in the diary of one of Shivakumar’s associate MLC Govindraju revealed some transactions with one “KJG”. Some say that this may be none other than Bengaluru Development Minister “K.J. George”. The diary said that Rs 15 crore was received from KJG in September and Rs 20 crore on another occasion.
Meanwhile, another associate of DK Shivakumar had confessed to the IT officials, sources said. He said that he had carried crores of cash at the behest of the Karnataka Power Minister.
In another development, another man has filed a case with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) alleging that DK Shivakumar is involved in multi-crore solar power scam in Tumakur district. He alleges that DKS not only looted public money but also illegally forced farmers to sell their land to corporations.
Meanwhile, the IT officials are also investigating DK Shivakumar’s maternal cousin S. Ravi, who was also in charge of taking care of the 44 Gujarat MLAs staying at the same resort where DKS was found tearing up the diary.
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