DK Shivakumar to be in ED custody till Sept 13

Karnataka Congress `trouble shooter’ DK Shivakumar, who was  arrested last evening on charges of money laundering, will remain in custody of the Enforcement Directorate till September 13, a Delhi court ordered today.

He was arrested last evening after four rounds of questioning over the last 10 days. Shivakumar is the second opposition politician to be arrested by central agencies in three weeks and has provoked a sharp reaction from his party. Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted his attack on the Centre, calling it “another example of the vendetta politics unleashed by the Govt”.

Inside a crowded room in the Rouse Avenue court complex around the same time that Rahul Gandhi tweeted, DK Shivakumar sat near the witness box before special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar as his legal team defended him.

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