Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi Visits  Tihar Jail To Meet Karnataka Congress Leader D K ShivakumarSonia Gandhi (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images) 

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday (23 October) morning visited party leader DK Shivakumar at the Tihar Jail in New Delhi. She was accompanied by party general secretary and in-charge of Karnataka KC Venugopal.

Shivakumar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case on 3 September. His bail plea is pending with the court and the ED probe is underway.

A Congress strongman from Karnataka, Shivakumar was instrumental in the formation of the state's last Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and Congress coalition government.

Last month, Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh had visited former Finance minister P Chidambaram at the Tihar Jail. Chidambaram was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Tuesday (22 October) in the INX Media case.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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