New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter and BRS MLC K. Kavita has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He has been summoned for questioning tomorrow, March 9. The Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) leader was interrogated for more than seven hours by the CBI in Hyderabad on December 12 in this case.
New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter and BRS MLC K. Kavita has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He has been summoned for questioning tomorrow, March 9. The Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) leader was interrogated for more than seven hours by the CBI in Hyderabad on December 12 in this case.
Earlier, Buchibabu Gorantla, the chartered accountant of Kavita, accused in the Delhi liquor scam case, got relief from the court on Monday. He was granted bail by Rouse Avenue Court. Let us tell you that the CBI team had arrested Chartered Accountant Buchibabu from Hyderabad.
According to a report, the CBI had arrested CA Buchibabu Gorantla for his alleged role in the formulation and implementation of the policy and for giving wrongful benefits to Hyderabad-based wholesale-retail licensees, their beneficial owners. Kavita’s summons comes a day after a Delhi court sent Hyderabad-based businessman Arun Ramachandra Pillai to ED custody till March 13 and liquor baron Amandeep Dhal to judicial custody till March 21.
She has been called by the ED to confront him with Hyderabad-based businessman Arun Ramachandra Pillai, the alleged frontman of the ‘South Group’, who was arrested by the ED on Monday. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had withdrawn the policy last year after Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, the representative of the BJP-led government at the Centre, ordered a CBI probe. According to the ED, the ‘South Group’ includes Sharad Reddy (promoter of Aurobindo Pharma), Maguntha Srinivasulu Reddy (YSR Congress MP from Ongole Lok Sabha seat), Kavitha and others.
Delhi excise policy scam case
It is alleged that the Delhi government’s excise policy for 2021-22 to grant licences to liquor traders allowed cartelisation and favoured certain dealers, who had allegedly paid bribes for it, a charge strongly refuted by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
The policy was later scrapped and the Delhi Lt Governor had recommended a CBI probe following which the ED registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The arrest of former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in the liquor scam has snowballed into a political fight with several opposition leaders writing to PM Modi protesting the arrest. KCR has also signed the letter along with Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, Bhagwant Mann, Tejashwi Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray etc.