The Special Court for Economic Offence has issued a summon to Water Resources and Medical Education Minister DK Shivakumar to be present in person in connection with evading tax and sharing fake information with the income tax department during the IT raids on his premises last year. Cases have been registered under the IT Sections of 277, 278, 193, 199, & 120(B) IPC.

DK Shivakumar is the accused number 1 in the case while his business associate Sachin Narayan is accused number 2. Other accused include Sunil Kumar Sharma (proprietor of Sharma Travels), Anjaneya Hanumanthaia (a state government employee at Karnataka Bhavan in Delhi) and Rajendra (former state government employee and presently working for Sharma).

All the accused, as a part of well-hatched conspiracy to evade tax, had entered into an unwritten understanding with each other and actively played their assigned role at different points in time. The four others helped accused no. 1 (Shivakumar), to evade tax and are thereby liable to be prosecuted for the offences punishable under section 120B (Criminal Conspiracy) of the IPC.

BV Acharya, Advocate of DK Shivakumar's case, adjourned to 20th September as he appeared to the court today. The case is pending in Karnataka High court, and there is a stay order in the High Court. Magistrate won't be able to take any decision on the case.