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A file photo of D.K. Shivakumar, Senior Congress leader (Photo: Mint)
A file photo of D.K. Shivakumar, Senior Congress leader (Photo: Mint)

DK Shivakumar moves Delhi HC for bail in money laundering case

  • A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed the Congress leader’s bail application and also remanded him to judicial custody till 1 October
  • The Congress leader was arrested by the ED on 3 September after four days of interrogation in relation to the case

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar on Thursday moved Delhi High Court for a bail. Shivakumar, currently lodged in Tihar, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Act.

A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed the Congress leader’s bail application. The court also remanded Shivakumar to judicial custody till 1 October. The Congress leader was arrested by the ED on 3 September after four days of interrogation in relation to the case.

Additional solicitor general KM Natraj had, appearing for the probe agency, opposed the bail plea, arguing that many documents and material have been recovered during the course of the investigation and Shivakumar being a powerful and influential person may hamper probe.

The ED had in September last year registered the money laundering case against Shivakumar and a few others. The case was based on a charge sheet filed by the Income Tax (IT) department last year before a special court in Bengaluru on charges of alleged tax evasion and unaccounted transactions worth crores.

In August 2017, the IT department had raided several premises owned by the Congress leader, his family, and associates and claimed to have unearthed crores of rupees in unaccounted for income.

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

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