DK Shivakumar to remain in ED custody till Sept 17

DK Shivakumar
DK Shivakumar. File Photo: PTI

New Delhi: A Delhi court Friday extended the ED custody of Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar till September 17.

Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar extended Shivakumar's custodial interrogation after the Enforcement Directorate sought 5-day extension of his custody.

The judge told the ED that it should take care of Shivakumar's medical requirements first and only then ask him questions.

The ED had also questioned Congress leader D K Shivakumar's daughter Aishwarya for over seven hours here on Thursday in connection with its money-laundering probe against the politician from Karnataka. Aishwarya is a trustee in an education trust floated by her father.

The trust, holding assets and businesses worth crores, operates a number of engineering and other colleges and Aishwarya is the main person behind them, they said.

Shivakumar, arrested on September 3 by the ED in a money laundering case, was produced before a Delhi court on the expiry of his 9-day custodial interrogation.

The central agency in September last year registered a money-laundering case against Shivakumar, Haumanthaiah, an employee at the Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi, and others.

The criminal case was filed based on an Income Tax Department charge sheet filed against Shivakumar and others before a court in Bengaluru for alleged tax evasion and hawala dealings.

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