A Delhi court on Tuesday sent former Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar to 14-day judicial custody.

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar, however, directed he should be taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here where the doctors would assess his health condition to decide whether he should be kept in the hospital or taken to Tihar jail here.

The court, which heard the arguments on his bail for over two hours, posted the matter for further consideration on Wednesday. It, however, send the Kanakapura MLA to judicial custody till October 1.

Additional Solicitor General K M Nataraj strongly opposed his bail plea and asked the court to send Shivakumar to judicial custody, while senior advocates A M Singhvi and Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Congress MLA, strongly pressed for his release.

In the meantime, earlier in the day, the Karnataka High Court had quashed Shivakumar’s pleas challenging the stay on ED summons in the money laundering case.

A divisional bench of the Karnataka High Court comprising Chief Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice Mohammed Nawaz hearing the review petition filed by Shivakumar and four others — Sachin Narayan, Sunil Sharma, Rajendra and Anjaneya — upheld the order passed by the single-judge bench of the High Court.