Delhi high court grants bail to Congress leader DK Shivakumar

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Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar who was lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with a money laundering case, was on Wednesday granted bail by the Delhi High Court.

The court directed that Shivakumar be released on bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 25 lakh plus two sureties.

Shivakumar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in September and was sent to Tihar Jail.

Earlier in the day, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi met him in Tihar jail.

Shivakumar a seven-time MLA in Karnataka was booked along with others for alleged offences under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Last year, the Income Tax Department had filed a case against Shivakumar and his aides before a special court in Bengaluru on charges of alleged hawala transactions and tax evasion.