Enforcement Directorate questioned 23-year-old daughter of Former Karnataka minister, DK Shivkumar. The senior Congress leader’s daughter, Aisshwarya, was questioned in relation to money-laundering case.
Mr Shivakumar and his daughter, who lives in Bengaluru, both, were summoned to Delhi by the probe agency.
The Karnataka High Court decided against the cancelling of the case and denied protection to 57-year-old leader from arrest in a money laundering case. Later one, the chief troubleshooter of the Karnataka Congress and a powerful politician in the state was summoned to ED’s headquarter for questioning by the agency, earlier last month.
The investigative agency told the court that he was arrested after four days of interrogation due to “uncooperative and evasive” attitude.
The ED officials are investigating how Aisshwarya’s net worth grew from around Rs. 1 crore in 2013 to over Rs. 100 crore in 2018 and whether the financial transactions recorded between the father and the daughter also involved the allegedly laundered money. Aisshwarya and her father visited Singapore in July 2017 and had made some investments there that are also being probed.
DK Shivakumar will be in the custody of the probe agency till Friday.
The investigative agency has registered a money-laundering case against him and a few others in September last year for alleged tax evasion and illegal transactions worth crores.
Members of the dominant community in Karnataka,Vokkaliga community to which Mr Shivakumar belongs, held a massive march in Bengaluru to protest the arrest of Congress leader.
A tweet from Shivkumar’s account read, “I wholeheartedly thank leaders, supporters, well-wishers and friends who have organised a massive protest in my support tomorrow in Bengaluru. I humbly request that the protest be peaceful and doesn’t cause any inconvenience to citizens. Please ensure public property isn’t harmed.”