DKS showed BP variation post intense grilling
Bengaluru, (DHNS): Virtually locked inside his palatial Sadashivanagar home, Energy Minister D K Shivakumar was grilled by Income Tax authorities well past midnight on Thursday.
The pressure seemed to have got to Shivakumar, whose consulting physician Dr B Ramana Rao, a cardiologist, was rushed in Friday morning to ensure the Congress strongman is well. It was only when Dr Rao entered the house at around 11 am that news spread about variation in Shivakumar’s blood pressure. Dr Rao is no stranger – at least not in Sadashivanagar where he runs his clinic.
The late Maharaja of Mysore Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, actor Amitabh Bachchan and the late Kannada thespian Dr Rajkumar have been his patients. Dr Rao left about an hour later. Drama prevailed minutes after, when Shivakumar’s brother and Bengaluru Rural MP D K Suresh visited the house. The CRPF personnel, who have accompanied the I-T authorities, denied Suresh entry into the house.
Shivakumar’s supporters, who have camped outside the house, started shouting, demanding that he be let in.
“I came here after I heard the news about my brother being unwell. Initially, officials did not allow me to enter the house. However, I was allowed inside later,” Suresh said. “I met my brother and discussed the situation. Although his health is fine, he is under a lot of pressure. Officers have been questioning him till 1 am in the night. As a result, the doctor was called this morning.”
Barring Suresh, no other family member ventured out.