Bengaluru: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has issued summons to Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President DK Shivakumar to appear before the investigators for questioning on November 23.

However, speaking to the media, DK Shivakumar said, “The CBI investigators had come with the summons to my house on November 19, but I wasn’t at home. They have asked me to come at 4 pm on November 23. I have written a letter to them stating that I would be in Basavakalyan and Maski on those days for the election campaign. I have asked them if I can appear for questioning on November 25 instead in my letter.”

These raids are in connection with misappropriation of funds, Central Bureau of Investigation raided DK Shivakumar’s brother a few days ago. More trouble is now coming his way. Central Bureau of Investigation has issued multiple notices to the senior Congress leader.

The CBI has registered a case against Shivakumar and his family members on the allegations of possession of disproportionate assets worth Rs 74.93 crore (approx).

It has registered a fresh case against the Congress leader based on a source information from another agency.

In September 2019, the Karnataka government had granted permission to the CBI to launch a probe against Shivakumar. Subsequently, the Union government too had granted permission after which the CBI began its probe in March 2020 against Shivakumar and his associates.

The CBI’s probe began after the Enforcement Directorate shared information related to his finances with the agency. The ED is currently probing a money laundering case against Shivakumar. The ED had arrested him in September 2019 and he was in Tihar Jail for 51 days before the Delhi High Court granted him bail.

On November 19, Shivakumar’s daughter Aishwarya got engaged to senior BJP leader SM Krishna’s grandson and Cafe Coffee Day founder (late) VG Siddhartha’s son Amartya.