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ED completes questioning Laxmi Hebbalkar

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Enforcement Directorate (ED) completed questioning Congress MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar on Friday. Hebbalkar said she had provided all documents related to her financial dealings to the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Sources in the ED said that she will be called for questioning again later. The ED officials are analyzing her answers and documents
The Deccan Herald reports, She also said that she did not have any financial dealings with Shivakumar.

However, she refused to answer a question when asked why the ED summoned her if she did not have financial dealings with Shivakumar.

Sources said she was questioned about her links with Shivakumar and investments made by him.
Her interrogation lasted around seven-and-a-half hours during which she denied having any financial transactions with Shivakumar and that he was her political “guru” and had only helped her “grow politically” in Karnataka, reports the New Indian Express.

New Indian Express story further mentions – Hebbalkar told a section of media that she was asked to furnish several documents pertaining to her businesses and she has submitted the same. Sources on condition of anonymity said that the agency may reportedly book a case against Hebbalkar under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) after she allegedly failed to answer some key questions on her business investments and a huge amount of cash transactions in some co-operative societies post demonetisation in November 2017, which were later channelised to Harsha Sugar Factory, of which she is a director.

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