5 October 2020.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recovered $68,000 in anti-corruption raids yesterday (4 October 2020) on premises owned by DK Shivakumar. Searches were carried out at 14 locations in Karnataka, Delhi and Maharashtra. According to PTI CBI searched also the properties belonging to Shivakumar’s brother and MP from Bengaluru Rural DK Suresh. The CBI has registered a fresh case against DK Shivakumar based on information from Enforcement Directorate. The information relates to assets amassed during Shivakumar’s tenure as a minister in Karnataka.

Bypolls are to be held in Sira and R.R. Nagar. Congress leaders claim that these raids were politically motivated to derail the chances of Congress in the bypolls.

In September 2019, Shivakumar, 58, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate after four days of questioning over money-laundering allegations. He was released from the Jail on October 23 after the Delhi High Court order granted him bail.

In 2017 his premises were raided by tax officials and it was claimed that they found $1.1m in undisclosed income. The Enforcement Directorate had filed a money laundering case against Mr Shivakumar in 2018, based on a charge sheet filed by the Income Tax department.

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