IT Department has filed four cases against DK Shivakumar based on the raids conducted since August 2017.

IT Dept summons Ktaka Minister DK Shivakumar for hawala money transfer
news Politics Friday, June 22, 2018 - 13:33

The Income Tax (IT) department has sent summons to DK Shivakumar, the Karnataka Minister for Major Irrigation and Medical Education for transferring ‘Hawala’ money to All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Friday, according to reports.

Shivakumar and his friend Sunil Kumar Sharma allegedly transferred Rs 5 crore of unaccounted money earned from Sharma Travels to AICC. The IT Department has sent summons to Sunil Kumar Sharma, and a few of DK Shivakumar’s friends and relatives.

DK Shivakumar called this a politically motivated move by the BJP-led Central government.

The IT Department had earlier filed four cases against DK Shivakumar based on the raids conducted since August 2017. All these cases will be heard by the Special Economic Offences Court wing in Bengaluru. He is currently out on bail in connection with three of his tax evasion cases.

He had reportedly been charged under sections 276C(1) [wilful tax evasion] and 277 [false statement in verification] of the Income Tax Act.

The IT authorities had allegedly seized around Rs 10 crores from different places related to DK Shivakumar in separate search operations. The amount was seized from New Delhi, Karnataka State Employees quarters in Bengaluru and Eagleton resorts in Bidadi, Karnataka. The IT officials had also allegedly found a dairy with transactions recorded with the amount paid mentioned as ‘kgs’.

On Wednesday, following the fourth case being filed against him, DK Shivakumar said that he has not done anything wrong and would abide by the court and the law. He also mentioned that he was being ‘targeted’ deliberately and was not scared of anyone.

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