Prime News, National, Karnataka, New Delhi, September 12:- Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka minister and D K Shivakumar’s daughter Aishwarya was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday (September 12) in connection with a money-laundering case.
Aisshwarya, a resident of Bengaluru, was summoned to New Delhi by ED on Tuesday. Shivakumar, too, was brought to the ED headquarters today for questioning. He is in the custody of the probe agency till tomorrow.
ED officials questioned her regarding a trust fund that was set up in her name and also regarding her drastic increase in wealth between 2013 and 2018. Ahead of the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections, Shivamkumar had declared that Aishwarya, owns assets worth Rs 108 crore. In 2013, she had assets worth only Rs 1.09 crore. The massive jump in Aishwarya’s wealth had raised eyebrows and Shivakumar had said that she was not dependent on his income, and that he was still declaring her assets as per the Representation of People Act. She is also the vice chairperson of the Appollo National Public School, in which Shivakumar is an investor.
The chief troubleshooter of the Karnataka Congress and a powerful politician in the state, was summoned to Delhi for questioning by the agency last month, after the Karnataka High Court decided against the cancelling of the case and denied him protection from arrest in a money laundering case. He was arrested after four days of interrogation; the ED told the court that he was “uncooperative and evasive.” (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)