In order to save themselves from the wrath of investigating agencies, the hawala operators associated with the Congress top leader from Karnataka D.K. Shiva Kumar, who were helping him to carry out the operations have made a stunning disclosure. In a revelation made by the hawala operators who has now turned to approvers, they have disclosed the money trails leading to top Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and P Chidambaram.
They have revealed how the senior leader of the Congress party P Chidambaram has bribed each MLA for attaining the seat in Rajya Sabha from state of Karnataka. The top Congress leader promised to pay Rs. two crore fee to each MLA for helping him win the seat. The approvers confirmed that money for this purpose was transferred to all MLAs through Shiva Kumar’s hawala network. They further revealed that all the money Chidambaram extracted from the infamous Reddy brothers of Bellary was also transported by D K Shiva Kumar hawala network frequently. “The cuts from all these deals were promptly transferred to Chidambaram and Ahmed Patel”, they said according to report by PGurus.
They also made other stunning disclosures about how the entire drama of Ahmed Patel’s Rajya Sabha seat was stage-managed by his close business associate D K Shiva Kumar by spending crores of rupees to please his masters in Delhi. The approvers have given full details of the “dirty money trail” spent by D K Shiva Kumar to save Ahmed Patel’s Rajya Sabha seat.
It was earlier revealed by the Income Tax Department, in its complaint filed in the month of June, before the Special Court for Economic Offences, against Karnataka Water Resources and Medical Education Minister D K Shiva Kumar that cash was being sent through Hawala Networks to All India Congress Committee (AICC). For carrying out the illegal activities, the minister was using services of Sunil Kumar Sharma, proprietor of Sharma Transport; Anjaneya Hanumanthaiah, Liaison Officer in Karnataka Bhavan; Rajendra N, employee of Sharma Transport; and Sachin Narayana, a business associate among others for transporting the cash.
“Shivakumar set up an exclusive network of persons and premises across Delhi and Bengaluru in order to transport and utilise unaccounted cash. It is pertinent to note that unaccounted cash of `8.5 crore has been found and seized in four premises of Delhi which are directly relatable to DKS. Three flats were purchased in Safdarjung Enclave. Among these flats, Flat No.107, B-2, purchased by DKS, and Flat No.17, B-4, was purchased by Sachin Narayan (Accused No.2) and Flat No.201, B-5, was purchased by late Suresh Sharma,” the Deputy Director of Income-Tax (Investigation), Income Tax Department, stated in the complaint.
Apart from the homes of D.K Shiva kumar in Delhi the Hawala operators have revealed that Karnataka Bhawan in Delhi was the main cash chest.
In order to take action against the corrupt Congress leader, the authorities are compiling detailed information to book him under the new Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and imposition of Tax 2015 Act with Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Act, 2002. D K Shiva Kumar is likely to be prosecuted under sub section (1) of section 139 of the Act for failure to furnish in return of income located outside India as the beneficial owner or otherwise or in which he was a beneficiary, at any time during such previous year, he shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and with fine.