Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2019

Congress veteran leader DK shivakumar arrested by ED in money laundering case on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Congress veteran DK Shivakumar (DK Shivakumar) was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from Delhi. DK Shivakumar is a prominent Congress leader in Karnataka.

New Delhi: The process of arrest of Congress leaders in money laundering case is not taking the name of stopping. On Tuesday, Congress veteran DK Shivakumar (DK Shivakumar) was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from Delhi. DK Shivakumar is a prominent Congress leader in Karnataka. He saved the coalition government of JDU and Congress from falling on several occasions, although now this government has fallen.

congress veteran leader DK shivakumar arrested by ED in money laundering case on Tuesday - India 24x7 News

congress veteran leader DK shivakumar arrested by ED in money laundering case on Tuesday – India 24×7 News

Here let us tell you that a case of disproportionate assets is going on against DK Shivakumar in Karnataka. In 2017, the Income Tax Department raided 64 bases of DK Shivakumar. During this time, about 8 crore rupees were seized from the places of DK Shivakumar. Earlier such speculations were being made that Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar (DK Shivakumar) may appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday in a disproportionate assets case. The Karnataka High Court on Thursday dismissed one of his petitions. In this petition, Shivkumar had demanded revocation of ED summons.

After the petition was dismissed, Shivkumar was to appear before the ED, but he was negligent in this, after which he was arrested from Delhi on Tuesday.

Shivkumar has been questioned three times in past

DK Shivkumar has appeared before the ED three times before this for questioning. DK Shivakumar was questioned by the ED on Friday for more than four hours in a case of money laundering. Officials had told that Shivkumar reached the headquarters of the agency located at Lok Nayak Bhavan in Khan Market here at around 6.40 pm. He was accompanied by his supporters. He left from there at around 11.55 pm. The officials had said that Shivkumar’s statement has been recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

On Thursday, the Karnataka High Court rejected the petition of MLA Shivkumar from Kanakapura Assembly seat, challenging the summons issued by the ED. After this, he had to appear before the agency.

After the arrest, DK Shivkumar tweeted that-

I want to thank my BJP friends that finally they succeeded in their plans to arrest me. These matters of Income Tax Department and Enforcement Directorate are politically motivated and I am being made a victim of BJP’s revenge politics.

According to officials, ED will present Shivkumar in the court here on Wednesday and demand his custody. The ED had filed a money laundering case last year against Hanumanthaiah and others at the Karnataka Bhavan in Shivkumar, New Delhi. Shivkumar, however, denied any disturbance.

Shivkumar dismissed the allegations

Shivkumar has denied the allegations leveled against him and said that he is being pursued under political reprisal for playing an important role in ensuring the security of MLAs during the elections to the Rajya Sabha seats of Gujarat in 2017. In September last year, the investigating agency had registered a case of money laundering against Shivkumar and Hanumanthaiya, a worker at the Karnataka Building in New Delhi.

The case has been registered against the Shivkumar by the Income Tax Department on the basis of a charge sheet filed last year. In this charge sheet filed in the special court of Bangalore, Shivkumar has been accused of committing crores of rupees through tax evasion and hawala.