A Delhi court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar till October in a case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) relating to money laundering.
He was produced before the Special CBI Court presided over by Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar on the expiry of 14 day judicial custody. Judge Kuhar had on September 25 declined to grant him bail. The court had then noted that Shivakumar was an influential person and if released, may influence the witnesses or tamper with documents. ED officials allege that Shivakumar had made a lot of assets illegally.
Daya Krishnan, Sr Advocate appearing for DK Shivakumar stated in the court that the bail application is still pending in High Court. We don’t have objection with ED interrogation but the same should be done as according to the Jail manual.
ED suggested October 4-5 as the two days for further interrogation with DK Shivakumar out of the 14 days judicial custody.
Shivakumar was arrested by the ED on September 3 and accused the congress leader of non-cooperation during the questioning as the reason for his arrest. He was sent to ED custody till Sep 13 and then sent to CBI custody on Sep 17. He was remanded to judicial custody till October 1.
—India Legal Bureau