The Enforcement Directorate filed a chargesheet in a money laundering case against DK Shivakumar, the head of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, and others today.
The chargesheet was filed before Special Judge Vikas Dhull in the Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi. In the same matter, the ED arrested him on September 3, 2019, but the Delhi High Court granted him bail in October.
DK Shivakumar is now out on bail following the ED’s registration of a money laundering case based on a complaint made by the Income Tax (IT) department.
The IT department discovered allegedly unaccounted for and misreported money linked to the Congress leader during the initial investigation.
Shivakumar, on the other hand, had previously described the allegations as “baseless” and “politically motivated.”
The ED had also summoned the Congress leader’s wife and mother, which was later overturned by the Delhi High Court. The identities of Shivakumar’s wife and mother are not mentioned in the chargesheet, according to reports.
In 2017, the department recovered a total of Rs10 crore from him, including Rs2.5 crore from his Bengaluru residence.
The I-T raided Shivakumar’s home and the Eagleton Golf resort, where 44 Congress Gujarat MLAs were staying, on August 3, 2017. Shivakumar was in charge of hospitality for the Congress Gujarat MLAs in Bengaluru at the time.