After he faced questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for five hours yesterday (30 August) upon landing in New Delhi, Senior Congress leader from Karnataka D K Shivakumar against went to the agency’s office for a second round of the same today, reports ANI.
The ED had summoned him to New Delhi in connection with a money laundering case. Shivakumar had filed a petition before the Karnataka High Court asking for extension in time he was given to appear before the ED or protection from being detained but this was rejected by Justice Aravind Kumar. A subsequent appeal in the case was also dismissed.
The fiery Congress loyalist who had tried hard to hold the former Congress-JD (S) government in place has alleged that CM B S Yediyurappa is indulging in vindictive politics.
Before heading to the ED office yesterday from the Karnataka Bhavan in Delhi for his interrogation under the supervision of Monika Sharma, Shivakumar spoke to the media and said he would co-operate with the interrogation.
"Even the ED knows I am not someone who will run away or escape interrogation. I shall answer all question asked of me," he stated.
For his part, Shivakumar claims that his troubles with the ED began after he accommodated a group of Congress MLAs from Gujarat to prevent ‘poaching’.