A Delhi court on Tuesday extended till October 25 the judicial custody of Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate
New Delhi, Oct 15: A Delhi court on Tuesday extended till October 25 the judicial custody of Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate.
Shivakumar's lawyer today complained in Court that jail authorities were not allowing Shivakumar to sit on a chair in jail and due to which he is suffering from back problems. His counsel also alleged that Shivakumar was facing unequal behaviour from jail authorities.
The Delhi Court has directed Tihar Jail authorities to provide a chair and television to Shivakumar in jail, as per the jail manual.
Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar sent Shivakumar to further judicial custody on the ED's plea after the accused did not oppose it. ED's special public prosecutors Amit Mahajan, Nitesh Rana, and N K Matta sought an extension of his judicial custody, saying he could not be let free.
The court had on September 25 declined to grant Shivakumar bail noting that he was an influential person and if released, may influence the witnesses or tamper with documents.
The ED had in September last year registered the money laundering case against Shivakumar, Haumanthaiah, an employee at the Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi, and others, the agency's advocate A R Aditya said.
What is the case:
A Delhi court on October 1 extended Shivakumar's judicial custody till October 15 after ED counsel moved an application seeking further interrogation of Shivakumar in judicial custody in Tihar.
The court allowed the ED to interrogate Shivakumar on October 4 and 5 in the Tihar Jail.
The leader was arrested by the agency on September 3 and was sent to judicial custody in Tihar jail on September 17. Prior to that, he was in ED's custody for 14 days.
The money laundering case was registered against him by the ED in September last year, based on a complaint filed by the Income Tax department, alleging tax evasion and hawala transactions running into crores.
With Agencies, Pic Google