Income Tax officials raided the houses and offices of popular Kannada stars Puneeth Rajkumar and Shiva Rajkumar, Kichcha Sudeep and Yash, among others on Thursday in Bengaluru. According to a report by TV9 Kannada, the raids were conducted in the early hours on Thursday simultaneously at the residences and offices of these stars.
The raids were conducted at Yash’s Kathreguppe residence and Hosakerahalli office, Puneeth Rajkumar’s Sadashiva Nagar residence, Shiva Rajkumar’s house in Manyata Tech Park, producers Rockline Venkatesh’s Nagapura house and Vijay Kiragandur’s Nagarabhavi residence. The reports didn’t mention if the raids found any of them guilty of tax evasion.
It’s worth mentioning that both Yash and producer Vijay Kiragandur are currently basking in the phenomenal success of KGF, which has emerged as a blockbuster across languages. Puneeth Rajkumar is gearing up for the release of Nata Sarvabhouma, his next big outing with producer Rockline Venkatesh.
Shiva Rajkumar was last seen in big-budget action drama Villain, which also starred Sudeep as one of the leads. The film was made at a whopping budget of around Rs60 crore.
None of the actors or producers has made any comments on the raids yet. It has to be seen if anyone will come forward to make a statement and give more clarity on the matter.