Bengaluru: Income tax officers on Thursday raided premises of former Union Minister SM Krishna's son-in-law VG Siddhartha. The I-T department searched his properties in Karnataka, including the Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) chain he owns.
Over 20 locations are being searched in Bengaluru and other cities including Mumbai, Chennai and Chikmagalur.
Siddhartha is the founder is the founder-owner of the Cafe Coffee Day chain of outlets. The firm's main office is in Bengaluru's Vittal Mallya Road which was also raided.
These raids raids come several months after SM Krishna - a veteran Congress politician for over four decades - joined the BJP in March this year.