Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to the Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar on a personal bond of ₹25 lakh in connection with a money laundering case. Justice Suresh Kait granted relief to the Congress leader saying that Shivakumar is not a flight risk.
The judge also said that Shivakumar cannot tamper with evidence as documents are with investigating agencies and there is no material to show he has influenced witnesses.
Shivakumar is currently lodged in Tihar Jail as his bail plea rejected by the trial court earlier. The court directed that he will get released on bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 25 lakh and two sureties of like amount. Shivakumar, 57, got arrested by the ED on September 3 in the money laundering case.
He is currently in Tihar Jail under judicial custody and has challenged the trial court’s order denying him bail in the case.