Bengaluru News Highlights: Income Tax sleuths on Thursday carried out raids at multiple places in Karnataka including in Bengaluru in connection with tax evasion and amassing wealth more than the known sources of income, news agency PTI reported citing sources.
The sources said the raids took place in over 50 places across Bengaluru, Bagalkote, Belagavi, Vijayapura and Davangere. One of the persons raided was close to a former chief minister, the source added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased in Belagavi. Seven members of a family died after a house collapsed at Badal-Ankalgi following heavy rain.
In terms of Covid, Karnataka again reported 523 new cases of COVID-19, and nine new deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,79,331. The current toll is 37,854. Bengaluru Urban topped the list in number of infections with 205 new cases. The total number of active cases in the state is 11,819.