Bengaluru: Former minister and senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who is in the custody of Enforcement Directorate in New Delhi, has moved the division bench of the Karnataka High Court against the order of a single-judge bench of the high court. 

The high court on August 29 had dismissed his petition questioning the summons issued against him by the Enforcement Directorate in an illegal money transfer case registered under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Shivakumar's advocate pressed for an early hearing of the appeal. However, the case has been posted to September 11 before the division bench headed by Chief Justice AS Oka.

ED had served summons to Shivakumar and four others, asking them to appear before authorities at ED office for hearing. After the single-judge bench dismissed his plea, the former minister appeared before ED and was eventually arrested. Later a Delhi court handed him over to ED for custodial interrogation.

Following income tax raids conducted at the residences of Shivakumar in Bengaluru and Delhi, where unaccounted money of around Rs 8.59 crore were seized, the Principal Director of IT had granted sanction for prosecution of offences punishable under sections of IT and IPC Act.