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Congress leader D. K. Shivakumar's daughter appears before ED

She is expected to be confronted with documents and statements made by Shivakumar with regard to a trip to Singapore he made with her in 2017

By PTI in New Delhi

  • Published 12.09.19, 12:34 PM
  • Updated 12.09.19, 12:34 PM
Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar outside Hotel Renaissance in Powai, Mumbai, on July 10, 2019.
Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar outside Hotel Renaissance in Powai, Mumbai, on July 10, 2019. PTI

Karnataka Congress leader D. K. Shivakumar's daughter Aishwarya appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in New Delhi on Thursday in connection with a money laundering case against him, officials said.

They said the 22-year-old management graduate will be questioned and her statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Aishwarya is also expected to be confronted with documents and statements made by Shivakumar with regard to a trip to Singapore he made with her in 2017, the officials said.

Aishwarya is a trustee in an education trust floated by her father. The trust, holding assets and businesses worth crores, operates a number of engineering and other colleges, and Aishwarya is the main person behind it, they said.

The Congress leader and former Karnataka cabinet minister was arrested by the ED on September 3 and is in the agency's custody.

The central agency in September last year registered a money laundering case against Shivakumar, Haumanthaiah, an employee at the Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi, and others.

The criminal case was filed based on an Income Tax Department chargesheet filed against Shivakumar and others before a court in Bengaluru for alleged tax evasion and hawala dealings.

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