The properties and papers of Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar were verified by the CBI in some parts of the state on Wednesday.

The investigating agency is probing his assets in connection with alleged money laundering and disproportionate assets.

A statement issued by the state Congress chief's office said that CBI officials on Wednesday visited DK Shivakumar's house, land and other places at Kanakapura, Doddalahalli, Sante Kodihalli and verified his properties and documents related to him. .

Significantly, in 2017, Shivakumar was made an accused in the disproportionate assets case.

After raiding 14 properties belonging to the leader in three states of Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka, the CBI had said that he had illegally collected Rs 75 crore.

In October 2020, the agency searched over a dozen premises linked to him and his brother DK Suresh.

Since 2017, Shivakumar is also being investigated by the Income Tax Department.

Their properties were confiscated after a series of searches in Bengaluru and elsewhere.

Let us inform that after the investigation of the Enforcement Directorate, IT raids were conducted and later the matter reached the CBI.

The CBI had sought permission from the state government to investigate him as he was a cabinet minister at that time.

In September 2019, the probe agency got the approval.

The Enforcement Directorate is probing money laundering charges against him.

Shivakumar was arrested by the agency on September 3, 2019.

He got bail from the Delhi High Court last month.

Earlier this month, the ED had also questioned him in another money laundering case.

Shivakumar has denied any wrongdoing and claimed that the action against him is part of the BJP's "politics of vendetta".