CBI summons to Jaihind channel: Ktk DyCM says it’s political conspiracy to finish him

Bengaluru, Jan 1 (UNI) The CBI has issued a notice to the Kerala-based Jaihind channel seeking details of the investments made in it by Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar with regard to a disproportionate assets case against him.

The premier investigating agency of the country has summoned Jaihind Communications Private Limited Managing Director BS Shiju on January 11, along with all the requisite documents.

The notice has been issued under Section 91 of the CrPC. The CBI has asked Shiju, who is also a Kerala Congress leader, to submit details of investments made by Shivakumar and his wife Usha Shivakumar.

It also asked Jaihind channel to give details about the dividends paid to Shivakumar and his family members and financial transactions along with bank details through which they were made.

The agency also asked the channel to furnish the statement of holdings, their ledger accounts, contract notes and transactions for all share transactions.

Reacting to the summons issued to Shiju, Shivakumar called it a “big conspiracy” to “politically finish” him, but said he is ready to face any inquiry and hoped to get justice as he had not done anything wrong.

“There are big people at the central level. I know them. Let them do anything they want. A big conspiracy is going on to finish me politically. Some BJP leaders also informed me that the (CBI) department is working towards sending me to jail. Let it be. I have not done anything wrong. Let them conduct an inquiry or do anything else. Where I will get justice, I will get it,” he said.

Shivakumar expressed surprise over the latest CBI notice, despite the Karnataka government withdrawing consent accorded to the CBI to prosecute him in the disproportionate assets (DA) case.

“The government has withdrawn the case. Under what rules are they (CBI) issuing a notice to me, I do not know. Whatever documents are required, they are with them. But in this case, the government has withdrawn the permission given to them,” he told reporters here.

Shivakumar said apart from giving some documents to CBI, the state government has given documents in the DA case to Lokayukta.

“The government has given the documents to Lokayukta. I did not insist on it. Whatever questions the Lokayukta will pose about the (DA) case, I will answer them all. Earlier I had given some documents to CBI. They did not cross-check me. Let them do anything but I am ready to give answers,” he said.

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