Karnataka Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar was granted conditional bail by the special court in connection with the alleged money laundering case. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has now filed a case on the basis of tax evasion and hawala transactions against the Congress leader. 


Three other names of Sunil Sharma, Anjenaya and Rajendra are also reportedly included in the FIR. Sharma is the proprietor of Sharma Transports in Bengaluru. Anjaneya is an employee of Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi. Rajendra is a caretaker in Karnataka Bhavan.  In June, the Income Tax department filed a complaint before the special court in Bengaluru against Shivakumar and three others for allegedly holding unaccounted cash worth Rs 20 crore. The alleged unaccounted money was found from the flats situated in the national capital of Delhi. 


The court granted them bail on September 15 against Rs 1 lakh bond and deposit surety of Rs 25,000 in cash. Shivakumar and three others were previously booked under section 276C, 277 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and under section 199 of IPC on charges of criminal conspiracy to evade income tax.