Bengaluru: The Central Bureau of Investigation raided Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President DK Shivakumar's houses in Bengaluru on Monday morning in connection with the money laundering and disproportionate assets cases.

The CBI first visited DK Shivakumar's residence in Bengaluru's Sadashivanagar followed by his Kengeri and Kanakapura residences. 

A team of five CBI officers visited the KPCC President's house at 6am.

Raids are also underway at DK Shivakumar's brother DK Suresh's house.

Shivakumar's lawyer Vikram was seen visiting the politician's house early morning.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seizes around Rs 50 Lakhs cash during searches at the premises of Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar & his brother-MP, DK Suresh. More details awaited.

The CBI raids come after the state government gave a green signal.

For the uninitiated, the income tax department carried out searches in August 2017 in premises linked to Shivakumar.

DK Shivakumar has argued that he cannot be prosecuted under the PMLA law since the unaccounted amount found in his possession during an income tax department search in August 2017 was not proceeds from a crime as stipulated under the law.

However, on September 4, 2019, after questioning Shivakumar for four days in Delhi, the Enforcement Directorate had arrested him for allegedly laundering money and for suspected transactions done abroad.