A day after reports of the ED issuing summons to her was out, Belagavi MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar said that she is not the only one who has received the summons.
Speaking to media, the MLA said that the ED has issued summons to at least 184 people. “I am not the only one. I am just one of the 184 individuals who have been issued the summons,” she said playing down the issue. Hebbalkar said that she received the summons on September 14 and she had requested for some time to appear before the ED. She had even urged the officials to question her at Bengaluru or Belagavi.
“I am not scared at all. I have faced two IT raids and they did not find anything. I have no business connections with DK Shivakumar. He is only my political mentor,” she said.
She has been asked to appear for an inquiry on September 19. According to sources, the ED has summoned the Congress MLA based on records of money transfer between DKShi and her accounts.