Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar was sent to Tihar Jail on Thursday in connection with the money laundering case. The former minister was undergoing treatment at the RML hospital and was taken to Tihar Jail upon being discharged.

DK Shivakumar on Saturday complained of Chest pain and high blood pressure after which he was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi.

A Special CBI Court in New Delhi remanded the senior leader to judicial custody until October 1.

A money laundering case was registered against DK Shivakumar by the Enforcement Directorate. The senior Congress leader was arrested on September 3. He was accused of being involved in Hawala networks to launder money.

DK Shivakumar applied for a bail which was rejected citing that the congress leader may resort to influencing witnesses and other evidence.

Earlier, Additional Solicitor General KM Nataraj representing the 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.

Recently, Dk Shivakumar’s daughter Aisshwarya Shivakumar was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate as she is a trustee in the Education Trust established by her father.

The investigative agencies are probing if the monetary transactions between DK Shivakumar and daughter Aisshwarya were related to money laundering. It is known that the father daughter duo went to Singapore in 2017 and made some investments.

DK Shivakumar is believed to have been lodged in the same compound where the former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram is placed.

Subsequently, another Karnataka Congress leader Lakshmi Hebbalkar, MLA from Belagavi, was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in connection with the money laundering case.

The Income Tax officials have found that some transactions made by DK Shivakumar were linked to Lakshmi Hebbalkar. It is learnt that the when the IT Department raided his residence, the Congress leader had made a phone call to Lakshmi.


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