After four days of questioning senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar in Delhi, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday arrested him in an alleged money laundering case. The ED said that the former Karnataka minister wasn't cooperating in interrogation. An Income Tax search at his Delhi flat on August 2, 2017, led to the seizure of unaccounted cash worth ₹8.59 crore.
Thereafter, the Income Tax Department lodged cases against the Congress leader and his four other associates under Sections 277 and 278 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and Sections 120(B), 193 and 199 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Based on the I-T Department charge sheet, the ED registered a money laundering case against Shivakumar. Shivakumar has accused Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa of indulging in vindictive politics by targeting him and other state opposition leaders.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Congress has called for a state-wide bandh on Wednesday, following the arrest of party leader DK Shivakumar by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case. Party's state unit's General Secretary Sathyan Puthoor said the bandh is to condemn Shivakumar's arrest and the misuse of the ED by the government. Shivakumar was questioned for four days before the arrest.