Bengaluru: Former Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna’s son-in-law VG Siddhartha was raided this morning by Income Tax officers who searched his properties in Karnataka, including the Cafe Coffee Day chain.
Over 20 locations in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and Chikmagalur are being raided.
VG Sidhartha is also the founder-owner of popular Cafe Coffee Day chain of cafes.
Several offices of Cafe Coffee Day and other premises owned by Sidhartha are also being raided.
VG Siddhartha is son-in-law of SM Krishna who served as the External Affairs Minister in the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-1 government.
Krishna, who served as Karnataka CM from 1999 to 2004, joined BJP earlier this year breaking his nearly 50-year-old association with the Congress.