Court Stays CBI Probe Against Karnataka Congress Chief Till February 24

The Karnataka Excessive Court docket stayed the CBI’s proceedings in a corruption case. (Repreentational)


The Karnataka Excessive Court docket on Friday stayed the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) proceedings in a corruption case in opposition to Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president D Ok Shivakuamar until February 24.

The HC has additionally directed the premier company to submit an motion taken report earlier than February 22 within the case registered below the Prevention of Corruption Act. The Enforcement Directorate had issued summons to Shivakumar whereas his daughter was issued a discover by the CBI, the Congress chief had revealed on February 8. He had been requested to seem earlier than ED on February 22, which he had alleged to be political vendetta.

Showing for the Congress state president earlier than Justice Ok Natarajan on Friday, senior counsel CH Jadhav argued that it was an try by the CBI and ED to impose psychological strain on his counsel forward of the upcoming Karnataka Meeting elections.

The companies had been repeatedly issuing notices to Shivakumar and his household, the courtroom was instructed.

The HC identified that the circumstances had been from 2020. The courtroom additionally questioned the CBI on the progress of the investigation during the last two years. The courtroom requested the company when it might file the ultimate report. It stayed the proceedings until the following date of listening to and adjourned the case.

The problem started with the Revenue Tax raid on Shivakumar in 2017. Based mostly on the knowledge supplied by the IT division, the ED too began its probe in opposition to him.

Based mostly on the ED investigation, the CBI sought sanction from the state authorities to file an FIR in opposition to the Congress state president. The sanction got here on September 25, 2019 and the FIR was filed on October 3, 2020.

Shivakumar has additionally challenged the FIR within the HC.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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