ED confronts Shivakumar with crucial evidences

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly confronted Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar with the material evidence, including certain recovered documents, during questioning.

Sources said, “D.K. Shivakumar gave conflicting statements” when presented with the material. Agency officials have now decided to confront him with other scientific evidence.

A fierce legal battle is however on the cards after the arrest of the senior Congress leader, with his lawyers planning to appeal in the Delhi high court against the Special Court’s decision to remand him to nine days in the custody of the ED.

Shivakumar’s brother and Bengaluru Rural Congress MP D.K. Suresh Kumar, held day-long meetings with his lawyers and they are likely to approach the Delhi high court  Friday morning.

Shivakumar, arrested by ED earlier this week while he was in Delhi and is now lodged at the Tughlaq Road police station, is being interrogated by its officers, on the grounds that he was being evasive and not cooperating with its investigation.

The former minister is also receiving a great deal of support from within the Congress with party president Sonia Gandhi inquiring about his health and promising him all help.

Meanwhile, the bandh in Ramanagar and Kanakapura where the former minister enjoys huge support, passed off peacefully. The protesters, most of them Shivakumar supporters,  submitted a memorandum to the Ramanagar deputy commissioner, claiming his arrest was politically motivated.

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