The Enforcement Directorate(ED) arrested Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar in Delhi in connection with a money laundering case on Tuesday (September 3). He will be presented in court on Wednesday as ED seeks longer custody.
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate(ED) arrested Karnataka Congress MLA DK Shivakumar in an alleged money laundering case on Tuesday (September 3). The MLA was arrested after he appeared before the central probe agency for questioning for the fourth day on Tuesday at its headquarters in Khan Market. Karnataka Congress' strongman Shivakumar was arrested by the ED under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
According to reports, Shivakumar who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday will be produced before a court today in New Delhi. The Enforcement Directorate is likely to demand Shivakumar's custody to quiz him regarding money laundering charges he faces.
The leader was arrested as he was not cooperating with the investigation team. The arrest of the Congress leader has given a huge set back to the Congress as former finance minister P Chidambaram is also in CBI custody.
Shivakumar is presently at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi and meanwhile, doctors are trying to keep Shivakumar's blood pressure and sugar level under control. President of Youth Congress Srinivas BV after visiting Shivakumar at the hospital said that the Congress leaders health has worsened.
Earlier, sources said that he will have to spend the night inside the lock-up at the Tughlak Road police station. As the ED doesn’t have its own lock-up, it was decided that the Congress leader would spend the night in police lock-up. However, after being arrested by the ED, the Congress troubleshooter was taken to the RML hospital after he complained of ill health. ED officials decided get his medical check-up done, which is mandatory before producing before the court.
In Delhi and Karnataka, Congress workers started protesting fighting against the arrest of the MLA. A video has gone viral where a Congress supporter cried and tore off his clothes outside Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
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Last Updated Sep 4, 2019, 8:43 AM IST