DK Shivakumar admitted to hospital for the third time while in ED custody
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Senior Congress leader from Karnataka D K Shivakumar was on Saturday again admitted to a hospital in New Delhi.

Shivkumar complained of chest pain and high blood pressure, after which he was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for the third time.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah went to the hospital to meet him, but was stopped by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials.

Shivakumar, an MLA from Kanakapura, is in the custody of ED since September 3, facing money laundering charges.

Earlier on Thursday, he complained of being unwell following which he was taken to the hospital.

On Friday a Delhi court extended his custody to the ED till September 17 in connection with a money laundering case.

The Congress leader was produced before the special judge at the Rouse Avenue Court Complex on Saturday after the expiry of the ED’s nine-day remand.

Congress leader and his counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi constantly contended before the court that Shivakumar is unwell and needs medical attention.

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar while extending the custody asked the probe agency to take the accused for medical examination after his counsel submitted he is “suffering from high blood pressure” and his health condition is “serious”.

During the course of the proceedings, the probe agency through Additional Solicitor General (ASG) KM Natraj, told the court that the accused was “evasive” and gave “irrelevant replies” during his custodial interrogation.

Shivkumar was arrested by the ED on September 3 and was produced before the court on the expiry of his nine-day custodial interrogation by the agency.

Based on a complaint filed by the Income Tax department for alleged tax evasion and hawala dealings, the money laundering case was registered by the ED against him in September last year.

His daughter Aishwarya was also grilled by the ED on Thursday, September 12.

As per reports, her statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as she is a trustee in an education trust established by her father.

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