Sonia Gandhi Meets DK Shivakumar At Tihar Jail, Extends Party Support

According to sources, Gandhi was accompanied by Congress general secretary Ambika Soni.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi Meets DK Shivakumar At Tihar Jail, Extends Party Support
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 23 Oct 2019 11:17 AM
New Delhi: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Wedneaday morning went to Tihar jail to meet Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar Shivakumar, who  is currently lodged in the jail under judicial custody in alleged connection with a money laundering case.

According to sources, Gandhi was accompanied by Congress general secretary Ambika Soni.


Shivakumar, a seven-time MLA in Karnataka, was booked along with Haumanthaiah - an employee at Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi - and others for alleged offences under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The case was based on a charge sheet filed by the Income Tax Department against them last year before a special court in Bengaluru on charges of alleged tax evasion and ''hawala'' transactions worth crores or rupees.

On Monday, former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy met Shivakumar at the Tihar Jail.

“Gandhi told DK Shivakumar that the whole party is with him. This is a political case and other such leaders are also being targeted. We have to overcome this,” Congress MP DK Suresh, Congress MP and brother of Shivakumar, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

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