Bengaluru: Even as the countdown for the State Assembly polls has begun, Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar seems to be in trouble, with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filing an FIR against him on charges of tearing documents and destroying evidence when Income Tax officials raided Eagleton Resort in the outskirts of Bengaluru on Aug.2, 2017, where congress MLAs from Gujarat were staying.
The IT officials had then questioned Shivakumar about his act. The papers torn by Shivakumar related to payments to the tune of some Rs. 188 crore which was due to him.
The I-T officials after some days, raided Shivakumar’s residence and offices, had reportedly found incriminating documents. The I-T officials have estimated that D.K. Shivakumar owned unaccounted assets worth Rs. 400 crore.
The ED, after gathering evidence moved the Economic Offences Court at Bengaluru seeking prosecution of Minister D.K. Shivakumar. The Court taking cognisance of the ED’s plea, allowed it to file an FIR against Shivakumar.
Following the registration of FIR, the ED has served notice to the Minister asking him to appear before it on Mar.22.