November 21, 2020 8:08:09 pm
Congress Karnataka president D Okay Shivakumar Saturday stated he had obtained summons from the CBI in a disproportionate belongings case, and would seem earlier than the investigating company on November 25.
“It is true that the CBI has issued summons, on November 19. CBI officers had come to my home to problem summons, however we weren’t right here as we had been attending a private occasion. Next day morning after I got here house, they issued me the summons,” Shivakumar was quoted as saying by PTI.
November 19 had been the engagement day of Shivakumar’s daughter Aishwarya, to senior BJP chief S M Krishna’s grandson and late Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha’s son Amartya.
Shivakumar stated the CBI has requested him to look on November 23, however that day, he, together with Congress legislature celebration chief Siddaramaiah, could be touring Maski and Basavakalyana Assembly constituencies, the place bypolls are prone to be introduced quickly.
“From tomorrow I will likely be touring Hospete (Ballari), Maski (Raichur), Basavakalyana (Bidar). I will likely be again on November 25. I’ve formally communicated that I can seem within the afternoon that day and have additionally spoken to CBI officers over telephone they usually have agreed to it,” he added.
On October 5, the CBI had raided Shivakumar’s Bengaluru residence, together with 13 different premises linked to his kin and associates in Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai. Sources had then stated Rs 57 lakh in money and several other incriminating paperwork, together with property and financial institution papers, had been seized within the raids.
Shivakumar and his members of the family have been booked on allegations of possession of disproportionate belongings price Rs 74.93 crore (approx). The CBI registered the DA case primarily based on a reference from ED, which had opened a cash laundering investigation in opposition to the Congress chief in September 2018 primarily based on tax evasion findings by the I-T Department.
Shivakumar had called the raids “BJP’s vendetta politics”.
“This raid is a continuation of BJP’s vendetta politics in opposition to me. Congress has been preventing on behalf of individuals ever since corona and exposing the failures of the BJP authorities. Such raids gained’t cease me from preventing in opposition to injustice. We will win in opposition to such ways within the court docket of the folks,” Shivakumar had stated in October.
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