ED denies DK Shivakumar’s request for an extension


New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has denied Congress Secretary DK Shivakumar’s request to extend the date of his appearance before the agency for questioning.

The agency had subpoenaed Shivakumar and his brother, Congressman DK Suresh, to appear before it on Oct. 7 in the Young Indian and National Herald case.

The head of the Karnataka Congress had asked the Inquiry Board to extend the date of his appearance as “Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra is crossing the state”.

“I had asked for time to appear, which was denied. I have asked the time when Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra travels through Karnataka and there is my responsibility,” Shivakumar was quoted as saying by ANI news agency.

The Congress leader also accused the government of abusing agencies to harass him after seeing the success of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

He said he would discuss the subpoena with other party leaders and call to appear.

“You are again instructed to present yourself to my office at my office on October 7, 2022, pursuant to the subpoena dated September 23, 2022, to record your testimony,” read an email sent by ED Assistant Director Kuldeep Singh became.

The leader was subpoenaed by the ED in the Young Indian and National Herald case.

In response to the ED subpoena, All Indian Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary General Randeep Singh Surjewala said: “Fear and panic from the overwhelming response to #BharathAikyataYatre has shattered the nerves of the Modi Bommai government to the point of madness. Repeat ED summons to @ DK Shivakumar to deter yatra will not stop people’s march to overthrow Bommai government.

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