K’taka HC grants Shivakumar relief from CBI probe till Feb 24
Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Friday granted relief for two weeks to state Congress chief D.K. Shivakumar from a CBI probe into allegations of corruption dating back to the period 2013-2018.
As per the high court’s interim order, the CBI probe against Shivakumar in the corruption case has been stayed till February 24.
The matter pertains to a case registered against Shivakumar for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 74.93 crore between 2013 and 2018 when he was serving as a minister in the Congress dispensation in Karnataka.
The interim order was passed by Justice K. Natarajan on a petition by Shivakumar that he and his family members were repeatedly being summoned for questioning by the CBI.
His lawyer also claimed that the CBI had recently issued a notice in view of the Assembly elections due in the next few months.
In July last year, Shivakumar filed a petition challenging the legality of the FIR registered by the CBI in October 2020 under Sections 13(2) and 13(1)(e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.