The Stage is set; Shivakumar to be arrested?

Bengaluru: With reports coming from official sources indicating major irregularities in money laundering case, the stage is being set for arresting another congress leader and former Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar who is better known as the chief trouble shooter of the party.

DK Shivakumar was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for over eight hours yesterday in the money laundering case. This is the second day that he has been questioned. The Congress leader is asked to appear before the ED on Monday for further questioning.

The ED said that Shivakumar was questioned about his properties and bag full of cash found at Chandani Chowk area. He was quizzed about his relation the travel company owner and his investments. Earlier, the Karnataka High Court had rejected Shivakumar’s plea for protection from arrest by ED. He was questioned for his involvement in the hawala transactions in violation of PMLA, 2002.

He was questioned about an amount of Rs. 8.59 crore seized by income tax in August 2017. The Congress leader was under scanner since demonetization in 2016. The money, which had no known source, was seized from his flat in New Delhi.