CBI Likely to File Case Against Shivakumar on Money Laundering

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Oct. 03/2019 – Creating a new headache for Congress party, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may file a case of disproportionate assets against senior Karnataka leader DK Shivakumar.

Earlier Shivakumar was in Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody for 14 days and presently he is in judicial custody at Tihar jail after his anticipatory bail plea was dismissed by the Rouse Avenue Court. 

During its probe, the ED claimed Shivakumar holds 317 bank accounts along with other benami wealth with a total wealth of over Rs 1,000 crore. Besides, the Income Tax department charged him of possessing around Rs 430 crore unaccounted properties.

According to CBI officials, the agency is going through the documents shared by the ED and IT departments very carefully. Based on these documents, the CBI would register FIR against him.

After getting apprehended on September 3, Shivakumar had stated, “I congratulate my BJP friends for finally being successful in their mission of arresting me. The IT and ED cases against me are politically motivated and I am a victim of BJP’s politics of vengeance and vendetta.”

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