ED registers money laundering case against Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, may even be arrested

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case of money laundering against Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar.

The case is in relation to the income tax raids which were carried out at his premises last year and a huge sum of cash was allegedly recovered. According to reports, Shivakumar may even be arrested in the black money case. Earlier, the CBI had also conducted raids on the premises of Shivakumar and his close associates.

As per reports, the ED has booked Shivakumar, Sachin Narayan, Anjaneya Haumanthaiah, and N Rajendra under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Department says that Narayan is a business partner of Shivakumar and S K Sharma who run a rental transport company, Haumanthaiah is an employee of the Karnataka Bhavan in Delhi who was allegedly responsible for storing and handling unaccounted cash of Shivakumar in Delhi whereas Rajendra is a caretaker at Karnataka Bhavan and allegedly works for Sharma and looks after immovable properties of Shivakumar and Sharma.

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Earlier, DK Shivakumar has also been accused of being involved in illegal mining and land scams earlier, and his inclusion in the ministry had raised eyebrows back in 2014.

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