Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar meets senior party leader KC Venugopal a day after his release at the party office on Thursday. Congress MP and brother of DK Shivakumar, DK Suresh was also present.

DK Shivakumar was granted bail by Delhi High Court on Wednesday in connection with a money laundering case after remaining in judicial custody for 50 days.

The Karnataka Congress leader was given bail on a bond of Rs 25 Lakh and two sureties. The Court further said he will be granted bail on condition that he will not attempt to influence the evidence or witnesses against him.

The Court observed that the accused DK Shivakumar cannot leave the country without the permission if the Court and that he should make himself available for interrogation by the investigating agencies as and when required.

He said “I thank all those who stood on the streets and prayed for me. I thank all the leaders from all parties especially Sonia Gandhi who came all the way to meet me in Tihar jail to give me strength. I am back” he told media.

Hours after his release, DK Shivakumar thanked all the leaders of various political parties including Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi who stood by him with all their support at the time of crisis.

Senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar was arrested on September 5 in connection with a money laundering case and was placed in judicial custody on September 17 and remained in Tihar jail till October 25.

DK Shivakumar was charged under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for evading taxes and carrying out illegal transactions. He was accused of being involved in Hawala networks to launder money.

Earlier, ED told media that DK Shiva Kumar and his family members held more than 300 bank accounts and accused him of laundering over Rs 200 crore in cash.

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