NEW DELHI : The special CBI court on Wednesday sent Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till 13 September in connection with a money laundering case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Senior Advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Dayan Krishnan appeared for the former Karnataka minister. Additional solicitor general K.M. Nataraj appeared for the Enforcement Directorate.

"Pursuant to summons issued to him, he appeared...but he remained evasive and did not reveal the truth." ASG K.M. Nataraj had submitted.

Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka minister, D.K.Shivakumar was produced before special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar on Wednesday.

He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday after almost four days of rigorous interrogation over charges of money laundering.

Multiple agencies have been probing Shivakumar’s assets for almost two years now.

In August 2017, the Income Tax (I-T) department raided several premises owned by the Congress leader, his family and associates and claimed to have unearthed crores of rupees in unaccounted income.

His home in Sadashivanagar, an upscale neighbourhood in Bengaluru, was raided when he was shielding around 40 Congress legislators from Gujarat ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections in August 2017. Shivakumar had attracted all the attention on himself and his ability to shield legislators from Karnataka and other states from alleged poaching attempts by political rivals and lodging them in plush hotels, especially Eagleton Golf resort in the outskirts of Bengaluru.


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