Karnataka HC rejects DK Shivakumar’s plea; ED serves notice

Karnataka HC rejects DK Shivakumar’s plea; ED serves notice

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Karnataka High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by Congress leader DK Shivakumar seeking that the court quashes a summons issued by the Enforcement Director in a money laundering case.

Dismissing the plea, Justice Arvind Kumar, the Karnataka High Court judge, asked Shivakumar to appear before the ED for questioning. After this, the ED served him a fresh summons to appear before it on Friday for questioning in Rs 7-crore money laundering case.

Responding to the reporters, Shivakumar said”: “I respect the court’s verdict. I will pursue whatever legal options are available before me and I am ready to face any inquiry. I have done nothing wrong and I still believe in the judiciary.”

Shivakumar added: “Let them call me and I will have my say. I cannot comment further till such time,” he said. “We have said that this is not a case for the ED, it is for the Income Tax Department”.

The case against former irrigation minister Shivakumar related to the alleged seizure of cash at his residence in New Delhi by the Income Tax Department during a raid in August 2017.