Tumakuru: Income Tax department on Thursday (October 10) conducted raids at several locations linked to Congress leader and former deputy chief minister of Karnataka G Parameshwara here on Thursday.

According to sources in the Income Tax department, the raids have been conducted at around 30 premises linked to Parameshwara.

Income Tax officials have found irregularities in medical college run by a trust related to Parameshwara.

In a statement, the Congress leader said, "I welcome the raid of your institutes, all documents can be checked. We will cooperate with all relevant authorities."

The searches were conducted along with similar raids on properties owned by RL Jalappa and other known Parameshwara aides. 

RL Jalappa is a Congress politician and former member of the Karnataka Legislative Council and also a Member of Parliament. 

Taking to Twitter, newly appointed Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly and former chief minister Siddaramaiah said, "The series of IT raids on Parameshwara, RL Jalappa & others, are politically motivated with malafide intention. They are only targeting Karnataka Congress leaders as they have failed to face us on policy & corruption issues. We won't budge to any such tactics!!."