Laxmi Hebbalkar summoned by ED in DKShi money laundering case

Team Udayavani, Sep 17, 2019, 6:25 PM IST

Bengaluru: The Enforcement Directorate officials on Tuesday issued summons to Belagavi Rural MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar and have asked her to appear before them for questioning on September 19 as a witness in relation to the money laundering case registered against Congress leader DK Shivakumar.

Laxmi confirming that she had been summoned by ED said, the official so ED has asked her to appear as a witness in a case.

Earlier, D K Shivakumar’s daughter Aishwarya had appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its money-laundering probe against him, officials said.

They said the 22-year-old management graduate was questioned and her statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

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 charge sheet filed against Shivakumar and others before a court in Bengaluru for alleged tax evasion and hawala dealings.

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