“On the day of my daughter’s engagement, CBI had come to situation me summons, as we weren’t out there, in order that they waited and served it to me asking to seem on November 23, however as I had a pre-scheduled tour to Maski (the place meeting bypoll is probably going quickly), I had requested for November 25,” Shivakumar mentioned.
Talking to reporters right here, he mentioned he had deliberate to go and pay final respects to veteran Congress chief Ahmed Patel, however needed to seem earlier than the CBI, and would journey instantly after that.
“…as I had advised them (CBI) that I’ll seem, it won’t be proper to skip. I’ve all the time cooperated with officers, even with ED and Revenue Tax. Now I may even cooperate with CBI,” he mentioned, as he requested his supporters to not come to the CBI workplace when he seems.
On November 19, Shivakumar’s daughter Aishwarya had bought engaged to senior BJP chief S M Krishna’s grandson and late Cafe Espresso Day founder V G Siddhartha’s son Amartya.
Responding to a query about CBI summons to him regardless of his claims of getting shared all data to officers, Shivakumar mentioned he won’t query the company’s fashion of functioning.
The officers haven’t troubled him throughout raids and have solely achieved their obligation, the congress chief mentioned.
“They (CBI) have a handbook, they may go by it. I’ve gone by the handbook…what’s going to officers do? they go by the directions given to them,” he mentioned, including that he was able to cooperate with the CBI in each means.
To a query about current claims of political vendetta in opposition to him, Shivakumar needed to know in opposition to which politician within the state permission was granted to the CBI to research in a disproportionate assets case.
“…..have I taken bribe or indulged in any misuse throughout my tenure as Minister? What was the necessity to give to CBI (probe).. Yediyurappa (CM) might have gotten it investigated,” he mentioned.
The Advocate Basic too had suggested the federal government it was not a case to be given to CBI for inquiry, and the state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau might examine, however there was stress, he claimed.
The CBI on October 5 had carried out searches at 14 areas, together with in Karnataka, Delhi and Mumbai on the premises linked to Shivakumar and others.
The investigating company had mentioned the searches have led to restoration of Rs 57 lakh money and several other paperwork, together with property paperwork, financial institution associated data, pc arduous disk and so on, and that the investigation is constant.
The CBI had additionally registered a case in opposition to Shivakumar and his members of the family on the allegations of possession of disproportionate belongings price Rs 74.93 crore.