Bengaluru, Dec 2: Congress leader D K Shivakumar on Monday deposed before the income tax officials in connection with an alleged tax evasion case, said family sources.

"Yes, Shivakumar was summoned by the income tax officials. They have been calling the other family members and relatives," Shivakumars younger brother and MP D K Suresh told PTI.

According to the family sources, the leader had sought exemption from appearing before the officials as he has to campaign for the byelections scheduled for December 5.

But, the sleuths did not permit him and asked him to depose before them.

It is learnt that in the next few days his other family members would also appear before the officials.

The troubleshooter of Congress was recently released on bail from Tihar jail where he was lodged in a money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate.

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New Delhi, Dec 16: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has challenged the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Supreme Court and his plea will be heard on Wednesday.

Ramesh has challenged the new law in his personal capacity. He had filed the petition on December 13.

"Given the urgent situation that has developed around the rushed and insidious Citizenship Amendment Act, I approached the Hon'ble Supreme Court to hear my matter urgently.

"The Hon'ble judges have agreed to list my challenge to the same on Wednesday i.e. day after tomorrow," Ramesh said on Twitter.