Bengaluru: The Delhi high court has deferred the hearing in the case related to Karnataka Congressman DK Shivakumar approaching it to seek a copy of his statements recorded by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to September 26. 

The ED, after arresting him on September 3 had posed several questions to him by an assistant director of the ED under section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). 

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He also sought from the court to hold that the probe agency has no jurisdiction to invoke provisions of PMLA against him.

In his plea before the high court, he claimed that the statement under Section 50 of the PMLA could only be recorded by the Director of the ED and the statement recorded by any other officer in Shivakumar’s case be removed from the records.

He said that in no manner Shivakumar can be linked to money laundering as contemplated under the PMLA and alleged that the ED officers “for extraneous reasons, are trying to impute criminality into the same, so as to harass him“.