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ED seeks extension of Shivakumar's custody

The Karnataka Congress leader was produced before a Delhi court

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 1.10.19, 2:50 PM
  • Updated 1.10.19, 2:50 PM
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Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar (PTI file photo)

Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case by the enforcement directorate, was produced before a Delhi court on Tuesday on the expiry of his judicial custody.

The directorate sought an extension of Shivakumar’s judicial custody and permission to interrogate him in Tihar Jail where he is lodged.

He was produced before special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar who had on September 25 declined to grant him bail.

The court had noted that Shivakumar was an influential person and if released, may influence the witnesses or tamper with documents.

The directorate had in September last year registered the money laundering case against Shivakumar, Haumanthaiah, an employee at the Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi and others.