New Delhi, Sept 19: D K Shivakumar, the head of the Karnataka Congress, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate on Monday to be questioned on a case of money laundering.
Around noon, the 60-year-old Congress leader arrived to the government agency’s office on A P J Abdul Kalam Road. After receiving a pass from the front desk, he was observed entering the building. He had a small group of people with him.
#WATCH | Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar reaches ED office in Delhi
He had tweeted on September 15th that he has been summoned by ED in Delhi even as the Assembly session is underway in Karnataka. pic.twitter.com/GaJu2jE4Ao
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The ED called Shivakumar last week. The leader of the Congress had claimed he was unaware of the circumstance behind the request for him to appear before the agency.
According to reports, the agency sent him with the most recent summons after learning about a CBI case against him involving the alleged ownership of disproportionate assets.
“Don’t know in what case they summoned. Agencies misused. It’s political vendetta. We’re 6 months away from polls in Karnataka.They want to threaten Opposition. ED office is BJP office. Scriptwriter in BJP office, execution in ED office,” said Karnataka Congress MP and DK Shivakumar’s brother, DK Suresh.
In another money-laundering case, the ED had detained Shivakumar on September 3, 2019, and the Delhi High Court had granted him bail in October of that same year.
The agency registered a charge sheet against him and others in this case in May of this year after becoming aware of a charge sheet filed against him by the Income Tax department.