New Delhi: In connection with the money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate have held Mr. Shivakumar, the former Karnataka minister and senior congress leader on Tuesday evening. He was imprecise and non-cooperative during the financial probe agency questioning.
On August 2, 2017 the Income Tax Department agencies had made a raid at his New Delhi flat and seized unaccounted cash worth Rs 8. 59 crore. Since then the agencies had approached him for interrogation on charges of money laundering. But he remained evasive and non-cooperative to agency questioning. Last Friday, he sought interim protection from arrest by the agency but the Karnataka High Court rejected his petition.
On Tuesday he got arrested following his questioning for the fourth time by the agency. A case has been lodged against him and his other four associates under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (2777, 278, 120 (B), 193 and 199).