BENGALURU: Deputy chief minister D K Shivakumar on Thursday said he continues to have faith in the judiciary and will fight the verdict of the Karnataka high court withdrawing the stay on the investigation by CBI legally.
Hinting at an appeal, Shivakumar said he had challenged the 2020 FIR filed by the CBI against him in a disproportionate assets case.
“I had submitted that the FIR was incorrect and was politically motivated by the then B S Yediyurappa government which handed the case to the CBI. Now, the CBI says it has completed 90 per cent of the investigation without even summoning me or my wife. I am unable to comprehend how they have completed 90 per cent of the investigation without asking me whose assets are what. But I have complete confidence in the judiciary and will continue to fight legally no matter the conspiracy against me,” he said in Bengaluru.

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He said the I-T department has been given three months time to complete the investigation and will wait and watch as to when the central investigating agency issues summons to him.
Shivakumar said an appropriate response to his detractors in the BJP and former JD(S) chief minister H D Kumaraswamy who have claimed that the DCM will soon be going to Tihar jail.
“I have seen how Eshwarappa, who may want to become a judge, and Kumaraswamy who is the I-T department spokesperson have said. I am certain that my (financial) records and the courts will give the answer to them,” he added.
Shivakumar’s brother and Bangalore Rural MP D K Suresh said the family had presented its case before the court for which the stay was given and vacated today.
“The next course of action with regard to our legal battle will be discussed with our lawyers and decided. We have always cooperated with the central investigating agencies and will continue to do so,” said Suresh.
Earlier, BJP leader and former DCM K S Eshwarappa said the time has come for Shivakumar to go back to Tihar jail.
“Take it in writing that D K Shivakumar will go back to jail, considering that he was already in jail in the same case previously and the CBI is investigating it,” he said.
Former CM and JD(S)ad-hoc state president Kumaraswamy said the courts seem to have accepted the evidence submitted by the CBI and has given a time frame of three months to the CBI to complete the investigation.
“Now, let us see what happens after three months,” he said.
Meanwhile, home minister G Parameshwara and PWD minister Satish Jarkiholi said the DCM will present his case before the CBI and I-T department in this regard.
“In the specific case, I am sure that Shivakumar will place his case before the investigating agencies,” said Parameshwara.

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