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“Political vendetta stronger than law”: DK Shivakumar on ED arrest

DK Shivakumar said, “Political Vendetta is stronger than the law in this country.” On Tuesday night, DK Shivakumar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate.


New Delhi| The troubleshooter of Karnataka Congress DK Shivakumar who is in ED custody remarked that political vendetta has become stronger than the law in the country. In a video shared on his twitter handle, the senior leader is seen leaning back on his chair. A police constable is seen standing near him.

DK Shivakumar says, “Political Vendetta is stronger than the law in this country.” On Tuesday night, DK Shivakumar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. Before the arrest, ED had summoned him for investigation in Delhi. However, citing that he is non-cooperative, ED arrested him.

His arrest has invoked a sharp reaction from across the political parties. The Karnataka Congress has called Bandh in several places. In several places, the protest also turned violent. Meanwhile, former Congress President and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi tweeted about the incident calling it a politics of revenge.

He tweeted,

“The arrest of DK Shivakumar is another example of the vendetta politics unleashed by the Govt, using agencies like the ED/CBI & a pliant media to selectively target individuals.”

No relief from the Supreme Court:

The Congress leader is looking at an ED custody as his last hope Supreme Court too rejected his bail plea. The court has sent him to ED custody till 13 September. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) sought 14-day custody of DK Shivakumar. However, his family members and the lawyer can meet him for half-hour every day. Earlier, the court reserved the decision in this case.

During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) KM Natarajan said that the Income Tax Department has received many important documents and cash from various places during the investigation. DK Shivakumar’s lawyer had filed two applications in the court.

The ASG on behalf of the ED said, “It is very important to interrogate the accused in custody. We have to face many people during the investigation. So that the case is concluded correctly. Apart from this, the accused is not cooperating in the investigation. They are trying to divert the investigation.”

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