Shivakumar’s judicial custody extended till Oct 15

A Delhi court today extended till October 15 the judicial custody of Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate, and allowed the probe agency to quiz him in jail.

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar sent Shivakumar to further 14-day judicial custody after the ED sought an extension of his judicial custody.

The court also granted permission to the ED to quiz him in Tihar jail, where he is lodged, on October 4 and 5 after ED’s Special Public Prosecutors Amit Mahajan, N K Matta and Nitesh Rana said that Shivakumar could not be quizzed properly since he had to be admitted to the hospital due to various ailments.

Senior advocate Dayan Krishnan, appearing for Shivakumar, said the accused had no opposition to the applications. “Even if on bail, I (accused) am willing to cooperate at any extent.”

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.

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