The Karnataka High Court on Monday ordered an interim stay against State government's order permitting the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar for offences under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act..In this regard, a division bench comprising Chief Justice PB Varale and Justice MGS Kamal ordered an interim stay on an order of a single-judge declining to stay CBI probe. The Court adjourned the case to July 17, while ordering that the order of the single-judge passed on April 20 be stayed for the time being. .The previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led State government had, in September 2019, allowed the CBI to conduct an investigation against Shivakumar in relation to allegations concerning mining and real estate activities. On April 20 2023, the plea made by Shivakumar seeking quashing of the State Home Department's order was dismissed by Justice R Natarajan. This order was challenged by Shivakumar before the Division Bench. .The case arises in the background that DK Shivakumar was said to be involved in many activities including mining and the real estate industry.During a search by the Income Tax Department on August 2, 2017 at various locations including Delhi, ₹8.59 crores was found. Out of that, ₹41 lakh rupees was found at a place belonging to Shivakumar. This was followed by a case being registered by the income tax department officials.After this, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a case against Shivakumar under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Based on this, Shivakumar was arrested on September 3, 2019. Later, on September 9 2019, relying on the ED's letter, the State government allowed the CBI to conduct an investigation.