Congress leader DK Shivakumar accorded tumultuous welcome from supporters in Bengaluru after getting bail in money laundering case

DK Shivakumar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on 3 September in a money laundering case

Press Trust of India October 26, 2019 19:47:24 IST
Congress leader DK Shivakumar accorded tumultuous welcome from supporters in Bengaluru after getting bail in money laundering case
  • DK Shivakumar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on 3 September in a money laundering case

  • Shivakumar was brought to KPCC office from the airport in a procession, as he waved and acknowledged supporters from an open car

  • His arrest had led to widespread protests, especially in Ramanagara, Bengaluru rural, Mandya and other parts of old Mysuru region

Bengaluru: Hundreds of Congress workers and supporters of senior party leader DK Shivakumar, who was released on bail from a Delhi prison in a money laundering case, gave him a grand welcome as he landed at the city airport on Saturday afternoon.

Congress leader DK Shivakumar accorded tumultuous welcome from supporters in Bengaluru after getting bail in money laundering case

File image of Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar. ANI

The 57-year-old Vokkaliga strong man, who has his own support base in parts of old Mysuru region of Bengaluru Rural, Ramanagara, Mandya and neighboring areas was greeted by supporters with flowers, crackers and a mammoth apple garland upon his arrival.

Shivakumar was brought to KPCC office from the airport in a procession, as he waved and acknowledged supporters from an open car.

Shivakumar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on 3 September in a money laundering case and walked out of the Tihar Jail in New Delhi on Wednesday evening, after the Delhi High Court granted him bail.

His arrest had led to widespread protests, especially in Ramanagara, Bengaluru rural, Mandya and other parts of old Mysuru region.

It had even taken a caste colour with thousands of people belonging to the Vokkaliga community taking out a protest rally recently here against the arrest of Shivakumar and to express solidarity with him.

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