New Delhi: A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing till Thursday on the bail plea of Karnataka Congress leader D. K. Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case under the PMLA Act.

Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar on Wednesday posted the matter for hearing on 19 September at 3 pm after the Enforcement Directorate sought adjournment.

The court had remanded the senior Congress leader to judicial custody till 1 October in the case.

“So far as the application for remand of the accused to judicial custody is concerned, having considered the facts and circumstances, the accused is remanded to judicial custody till 1 October," the order read.

The court directed that Shivakumar be first taken to hospital and only if his medical condition is found stable should he be sent to judicial custody in Tihar jail.

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 for income.

The sitting MLA from Kanakapura assembly seat is in ED custody since his arrest on 3 September.

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