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ED Summons D.K. Shivakumar's Daughter in PMLA Case Probe

She would be confronted with statements made by the Congress leader with regard to a trip to Singapore he made with his daughter in 2017.

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Aishwarya, the daughter of Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar, in connection with its money-laundering probe against him, officials said on Tuesday.

They said the 22-year-old management graduate has been asked to depose before the investigating officer of the case in New Delhi on September 12.

It is expected that her statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and she would be confronted with documents and statements made by Shivakumar with regard to a trip to Singapore he made with his daughter in 2017.

They said Aishwarya is a trustee in an education trust floated by her father.

The trust, holding assets and businesses worth crores, operates a number of engineering and other colleges and Aishwarya is the main person behind them, they said.

She is expected to be grilled on these links and businesses during her deposition.

The Congress leader and former Karnataka cabinet minister was arrested by the ED on September 3 and he is in the agency’s custody.

The central agency in September last year registered a money laundering case against Shivakumar, Haumanthaiah, an employee at Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi, and others.

This criminal case was filed based on an income-tax department charge sheet filed against Shivakumar and others before a court in Bengaluru for alleged tax evasion and hawala dealings.

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