Congress leader D K Shivakumar's 22-yr-old daughter appears before ED

Shivakumar's daughter Aishwarya is expected to be confronted with documents and statements made by her father with regard to a trip to Singapore in 2017.

Published: 12th September 2019 12:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2019 06:33 PM   |  A+A-

Aishwarya daughter of Congress leader DK Shivakumar arrives to appear before the Enforcement Directorate ED in connection with a money-laundering probe against her father in New Delhi

Aishwarya daughter of Congress leader DK Shivakumar arrives to appear before the Enforcement Directorate ED in connection with a money-laundering probe against her father in New Delhi on Thursday (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar's daughter Aishwarya appeared before the Enforcement Directorate here on Thursday in connection with its money-laundering probe 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 (PMLA).

She is also expected to be confronted with documents and statements made by Shivakumar with regard to a trip to Singapore he made with his daughter 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 them, 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 charge sheet filed against Shivakumar and others before a court in Bengaluru for alleged tax evasion and hawala dealings.

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