Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who was held up in Tihar Jail regarding a tax evasion case documented by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), was allowed bail by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.
Karnataka Congress Leader DK Shivakumar Gets Bail in Money Laundering Case
Justice Suresh Kait said the Congress head was “entitled” for the award of bail as no evidence has been appeared to show that he was a flight chance. The judge included that Shivakumar, 57, can’t alter proof as the reports are with the researching offices.
The court also said that he never again was in control and there was no proof to show that he or his relatives or close partners attempted to influence witnesses. It directed, in any case, that he be released on bail furnishing a bond of Rs 25 lakh and two sureties of the like sum.
Different conditions set somewhere around the high court while allowing him the help incorporate not leaving the nation with the concerned trial court’s consent, making himself accessible for cross-examination when required and not to influence the witnesses.
Shivakumar was captured by the ED on September 3 in the illegal tax avoidance case. He is held up in Tihar jail under legal guardianship and had tested the trial court’s organization denying him bail for the situation.
The ED had restricted his bail request saying he was an influential person and he could mess with proof and influence witnesses whenever released.
Shivakumar, a seven-time MLA in Karnataka, was reserved alongside Haumanthaiah – a representative at Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi- – and others for supposed offenses under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The case based on a charge sheet recorded by the Income Tax Department against them last year under the special court in Bengaluru on charges of supposed tax avoidance and ‘hawala’ exchanges worth crores or rupees.
The I-T division has blamed Shivakumar and his supposed partner S K Sharma of indulging in transactions including huge amounts of unaccounted money all the time through ‘hawala’ channels with the assistance of three other charged.