Guruprasad, a resident of Ramnagar has stated in the complaint that during the course of demonetisation, minister Shivakumar was allegedly involved in money laundering. The complaint further states that “Every person in Shivakumar’s assembly constituency – Kanakapura – was given up to Rs 2 lakh of old demonetised notes to exchange old notes. Shivakumar’s associate Sachin Narayan, a resident of Mahalakshmi Layout along with the minister has allegedly converted more than Rs 2,000 crore demonetised notes.” The letter identifies Sachin as the former owner of a Kannada news channel.
The complaint also points out Dwarkanath, an astrologer whom the minister has known for almost 30 years, has allegedly been helping the minister in alleged money laundering. The letter also makes the mention of few High Court judges who have been frequenting Dwarkanath apart from noted politicians. Incidentally, both Sachin and Dwarakanath have been raided along with minister Shivakumar by the Income Tax sleuths.
The complainant also makes damning charges against the minister in the mega solar scam in Pavagad, Tumakuru district. The letter alleges that the minister’s benamis forcefully acquired farmers’ lands in Pavagad and now the same lands have been leased to the Solar Power Corporation of India (SECI) and now the SECI has issued money against the land to the same minister’s benami land holders. The letter also makes the mention of diary seized from Congress MLC Govindaraju which speaks of money given to the party. The diary has a mention of DKS and this is referred to DK Shivakumar, the letter said.
The energy minister Shivakumar who has already been battered by the marathon grilling by the Income Tax officials since July 2 may have more trouble coming his way.
With the Inputs From http://m.dailyhunt.in