The Delhi police has begun investigations into a strange case in which it was found that the Enforcement Director's phone was used to call many including Karnataka minister, D K Shivakumar.
Calls were made from the official phone of the ED director to issue summons. It appears to be a case of caller ID spoofing since the ED chief's official phone does not reflect the calls. However those who claim to have got the call say that the ED's numbers show on their call records.
Those who received the call starting doubting the calls since the ED usually sends summons through registered post or through its officials. The ED complained to the police that unauthorised phone calls were made from director Karnal Singh's official landline phone to let people know that they have been summoned.
Shivakumar told reporters that he had got a call on Wednesday from a person claiming to be from the ED. I cross checked and found that the call came from the ED. They said that they wanted to send me a notice and asked for my address, he also said.
The ED, in its complaint to the Economic Offences Wing (EoW), said a similar call was made last week to a Delhi-based person asking for his address to deliver a summons under PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act).