A special court for Economic Offences has summoned Minister for Medical Education D K Shivakumar and two other businessmen to appear before it on August 2 in a fresh case filed by the income tax department. The case relates to the August 2017 raids.
Sources said the department's fresh case against the minister is under various sections of the I-T Act, IPC and also under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The case pertains to the seizure of Rs 8 crore in cash from a house in Delhi during the raids conducted on Shivakumar in 2017. Sources said that during the investigation, Shivakumar claimed that the cash seized did not belong to him. The I-T department had also summoned certain businessmen and recorded their statements. According to the final report filed by the I-T department, the businessmen and Shivakumar entered into a criminal conspiracy to launder the cash, which was later seized during the raid.