The Delhi High Court (HC,) on the 23rd of October, granted bail to D.K. Shivakumar, a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) in Karnataka.
D.K. Shivakumar filed a petition seeking bail in a money laundering case registered with the Enforcement Directorate (ED.)
Shivakumar was under judicial custody in connection with the case and was lodged in Tihar Jail. Justice Suresh Kait of the Delhi HC said as no evidence proving Shivakumar guilty was presented so far, the Court granted him bail.
Justice Suresh further dismissed the allegations of the ED which state Shivakumar could tamper with evidence. Justice refuted the allegations by saying Shivakumar could not tamper with the evidence as the documents are with investigating agencies.
D.K. Shivakumar was granted bail on furnishing a bond of Rs. 25 lakhs as security amount. The Court also asked him to remain available for interrogation and not leave the Country without the trial court’s permission.
The decision of the Delhi High Court came a few hours after Sonia Gandhi, the interim President of the INC, visited D.K. Shivakumar in Tihar Jail.
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