Bengaluru: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday sought more time before the High Court of Karnataka to file its objections to the petition filed by State Congress president D K Shivakumar challenging an FIR against him in a disproportionate assets case.
The court adjourned the hearing to post-Dasara vacation.
The case originates from the income tax raid on Shivakumar in 2017. From I-T Department’s information to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the issue subsequently reached the CBI, which sought the Karnataka government’s sanction to investigate Shivakumar.
The State government gave the sanction to the CBI on September 25, 2019. After a preliminary enquiry, the CBI filed the FIR on October 3, 2020. Shivakumar has approached the court against this FIR.
The court today asked the CBI if the charge-sheet has been filed by it. The court was informed that the investigation was still under progress.