Senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar hospitalised due to high BP

South India

BENGALURU: Senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar, who was released on bail from a Delhi prison recently in connection with a money laundering case, has been hospitalised due to high blood pressure.

According to the report from the family sources on Tuesday, Shivakumar complained of restlessness and back pain on Monday night following which he was admitted to the hospital.
As per the report, the doctors have recommended three days of complete rest to Shivakumar and also asked family members not to allow anybody to meet him for the next three days.
Early this month also, Shivakumar was hospitalised due to diabetes-related complications, high blood pressure, back pain and chest pain.
On October 23, the Delhi High Court had granted bail to Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar in a money laundering case filed the Enforcement Directorate.
Justice Suresh Kait granted relief to the Congress leader saying, Shivakumar cannot tamper with evidence as documents are with investigating agencies and there is no material to show he has influenced witnesses.
On September 3, Enforcement Directorate (ED) had arrested D K Shivakumar in connection with an alleged money laundering case.
The money laundering case registered by the ED last year is the fall out of an investigation carried out by the Income Tax Department against him in 2017, where Rs 8.83 crore in unaccounted cash was found in New Delhi in locations linked to the Congress leader.
In September last year, the ED had registered the money laundering case against Shivakumar and others based on a charge sheet (prosecution complaint) filed by the Income Tax Department for alleged tax evasion and hawala transactions worth crores.
The I-T department has accused Shivakumar and his alleged associate S K Sharma of transporting the huge amount of unaccounted cash on a regular basis through 'hawala' channels with the help of three other accused.

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