Monday, March 1, 2021
Home News Reports Delhi court sends Congress leader DK Shivkumar in judicial custody till October 1, to...

Delhi court sends Congress leader DK Shivkumar in judicial custody till October 1, to be shifted to Tihar once medical condition improves

The court has listed Shivkumar's bail plea hearing on Wednesday at 3.30 pm.

Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court has sent Congress leader and former Karnataka energy minister, DK Shivkumar to 14-day judicial custody until October 1. He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on September 3 in a money laundering case.

However, owing to his serious health condition, the special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar directed the ED to take Shivakumar to the hospital first and only after his medical condition is found to be stable could he be sent to Tihar Jail, which is also the current home of the Congress era finance minister P Chidambaram.

“It is directed that the accused be first taken to the hospital and only after his medical condition is opined to be stable, he is sent to judicial custody in Central Jail, Tihar. The accused is remanded to judicial custody till October 1,” the judge said in the order.

The court has listed Shivkumar’s bail plea hearing on Wednesday at 3.30 pm.

The judge said that in case the MLA is admitted to the hospital, his custody be taken over by the Superintendent of Tihar jail and the doctors hand over his custody only on his discharge.

“In case, he is admitted in the hospital, his custody shall be taken over by the Superintendent Central Jail, Tihar who shall provide guards for the accused. In case of his admission in the hospital, the doctors shall hand over his custody to the Superintendent, Central jail, Tihar only on his discharge,” said the judge.

The court taking into consideration the medical records of Shivakumar, who suffers from hypertension and fluctuating blood pressure and has undergone angioplasty earlier, allowed Shivkumar to take his medicines to Tihar, in case he is taken there, subject to the approval of doctor on duty in the jail.

The ED has, however, sought the court’s permission to interrogate the Congress leader during his 14-day judicial custody as the probe agency claimed in the court that his interrogation was yet to be completed.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) KM Nataraj and Special Public Prosecutors Amit Mahajan, N K Matta and Nitesh Rana, appearing for the ED, told the court that Shivakumar’s health condition did not allow his effective questioning. Meanwhile, the Congress leader’s counsels, senior advocates A M Singhvi and Mukul Rohatgi opposed the ED plea for judicial custody and sought his bail on medical grounds.

Karnataka Congress MLA DK Shivakumar who was being grilled by the Enforcement Directorate over his alleged involvement in a money laundering case had been arrested for ‘not cooperating’. He has been arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) on September 3.

The alleged money laundering by DK Shivakumar came to light after raids by the tax officials on August 2, 2017, on Shivakumar’s four flats in New Delhi, which led to the seizure of unaccounted cash worth Rs. 8.59 crore without evidence of its source of income.

The tax agencies had filed cases against Shivakumar and four other persons associated with him under Sections 277 and 278 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and Sections 120(B), 193 and 199 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

On the basis of the charge sheet filed by the I-T officials, the ED had booked a money laundering and hawala transaction case in September last year.

Recently, the Enforcement Directorate had summoned Shivkumar’s daughter on September 10 (Thursday) in a money laundering case involving her father. The ED is investigating her trips to Singapore with her father DK Shivakumar in 2017.

The Income Tax department had found certain cross-border transactions which DK Shivakumar and his daughter couldn’t provide a satisfactory explanation to. The Enforcement Directorate believes that these transactions could be hawala transactions and therefore they have summoned Shivakumar’s daughter for questioning.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Madhya Pradesh is preparing to change the names of Bhopal, Idgah Hills, Obedullahganj, Begumganj and others: Report

The BJP Government in Madhya Pradesh is preparing to change the names of numerous places at once, which includes Bhopal.

Congress IT cell passes off old images of left parties rally to claim lakhs of people attended their rally in Bengal

Several Congress shared images of a political rally claiming lakhs of people had gathered in Kolkata for a Congress rally

Gujarat local body polls: State Congress President Hardik Patel could not vote for his own party. Here is why

Earlier, sedition accused Hardik Patel had said that Congress has not been able to utilise him fully.

Watch: Mother of BJP worker recounts the horror of Friday when Trinamool goons attacked her and her son

Visuals of the old injured mother of the BJP worjer has caused much anguish among people on social media

Punjabi daily Rozana Pehredar tries to whitewash atrocities of Khalistani terrorist Bhindranwale

Rozana Pehredaar compared Bhindranwale with revered Sikhs like Baba Deep Singh and Amar Shaheed baba Naudh Singh

Ghulam Nabi Azad praises PM Modi day after show of strength in Jammu, netizens take potshots at Congress party

Ghulam Nabi Azad hinted at the lack of 'reality check' within the party while praising Narendra Modi for not forgetting his roots.

Recently Popular

Did Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan elope with her Hindu servant? Here is the truth

The image that is being used to claim that Iran Khan has 'eloped with her Hindu servant' was originally shared by Nupur Shikare, her fitness trainer. The two were posing on the occasion of Diwali.

US President Joe Biden casually drops the N-word during Munich Security Conference, accused of racism on social media

The N-word is considered as one of the hateful words that were first uttered in the 17th century. Its origin can be traced back to the Spanish word 'negro', which is often used by white supremacists to deliberately offend the African-American community.

Father of Richa Bharti, the girl who had refused to distribute Quran to secure bail, shot dead in native Bihar village: Read details

The father of the daring Bihar girl Richa Bharti has been shot down by assailants in her native village of Nalanda district in Bihar.

“A contest between my ball and your ball”: Netizens in splits after comments of Harsha Bhogle go viral

Harsha Bhohgle said that a cricket contest should be between bat and ball, not between bat and bat or ball and ball

Spokesperson of Samajwadi Party resigns after workers abuse his wife for sharing anti-Akhilesh Facebook post: Details

Anil Yadav of Samajwadi Party has resigned from the party after his wife, Pankhuri Pathak, was abused by SP workers.

‘I’m Akhlaq you killed for one cow’: Islamic terror outfit Jaish-ul-Hind claims responsibility for placing bombs outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence

In the threat message that is addressed to the Ambanis, the Jaish-Ul-Hind terrorists said, "Next time the SUV will ram into your fat kids car you if don't agree to the demands now".
- Advertisement -


Connect with us