Money laundering case: ED summons Shivakumar's wife and mother for questioning
ED has already questioned Shivakumar's daughter Aishwarya including Belagavi Rural MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar and his brother and MP D.K. Suresh.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) called D.K. Shivakumar's wife and mother for questioning in connection with a money laundering case against the Congress leader. ED has already questioned Shivakumar's daughter Aishwarya including Belagavi Rural MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar and his brother and MP D.K. Suresh.
Recently, The senior ED in an interview told, we have summoned over 50 people in connection with the case for questioning. We have called Shivakumar's wife and mother on October 17 in New Delhi.’ The official also about saying that, ‘it was a necessity to summon Shivakumar's mother and wife was required after the agency got some evidences about financial transactions.’
Meanwhile, Shivakumar is still in judicial custody, has been on the radar of the Income Tax (I-T) Department and the ED since the demonetization in 2016.
However, in the raid on his New Delhi apartment on August 2, 2017, led to the seizure of unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 8.83 crore.
After which the department file case against the Congress leader and his four associates under Sections 277 and 278 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
However, Shivakumar has elucidated that Aishwarya was not dependent on his income and that he was still declaring her assets as per the Representation of Peoples Act.