Karnataka: CBI Verifies Properties, Docs Of Cong Chief Shivakumar In Connection With Disproportionate Assets Case

Karnataka: CBI Verifies Properties, Docs Of Cong Chief Shivakumar In Connection With Disproportionate Assets Case

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), along with state police personnel, visited the properties of Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar at his native place in Ramanagara district and verified the documents related to them on Wednesday, news agency PTI reported. The central agency had booked Shivakumar in a disproportionate assets case.

“CBI officials visited D K Shivakumar’s house, land and other places at Kanakapura, Doddalahalli, Sante Kodihalli on Wednesday and verified his properties and documents related to them,” the KPCC chief’s office said in a statement.

The statement further said that the CBI officials had visited his properties along with Kanakapura Tahsildar and police.

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It is to be noted that the Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday had sought more time before the Karnataka High Court to file its objections to the plea filed by Shivakumar challenging the FIR against him.

The court had subsequently adjourned the hearing for post-Dasara vacation.

Notably, the disproportionate assets case originates from the Income Tax raid against the Karnataka Congress president in 2017. From I-T Department’s information to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the case finally reached the CBI, which sought the Karnataka government’s sanction to initiate a probe against Shivakumar.

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The Karnataka government gave its sanction to the CBI on September 25, 2019. After a preliminary investigation, the CBI had filed the FIR on October 3, 2020, challenging which Shivakumar approached the court.

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The Karnataka High Court on Monday asked the CBI if the charge-sheet has been filed by it and the court was informed that the investigation was still under progress.