New Delhi: ED has made another arrest in Delhi liquor scam. Enforcement Directorate has arrested Maguntha Raghav, son of YSR MP Maguntha Srinivasulu Reddy in Andhra Pradesh. This is the ninth arrest in this case by the ED, and the 4th this week. Earlier, ED had arrested Rajesh Joshi of Chariot Advertising from Hyderabad itself.
New Delhi: ED has made another arrest in Delhi liquor scam. Enforcement Directorate has arrested Maguntha Raghav, son of YSR MP Maguntha Srinivasulu Reddy in Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, ED had arrested Rajesh Joshi of Chariot Advertising from Hyderabad itself.
On Saturday, According to the information official said that Raghav Magunta was taken into custody under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) on Friday evening. He is expected to be produced before a local court, where the federal probe agency will seek his custody.
This is the ninth arrest in this case by the ED, and the 4th this week. Magunta Raghava’s arrest comes days after a Telangana-based chartered accountant, former auditor of KCR’s daughter K Kavitha, Butchibabu Gorantla, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Delhi liquor case.
The ED arrested Rajesh Joshi of Chariot Advertising from Hyderabad in connection with the Delhi liquor scam on February 9. He was arrested on charges of money laundering during the Goa elections. Before Rajesh Joshi, Gautam Malhotra, son of former Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Deep Malhotra, was arrested.
Rajesh Joshi is alleged to have allegedly received Rs 30 crore through accused Dinesh Arora through his advertising company Rath Ads for the Goa elections. Dinesh Arora was working closely with AAP’s Vijay Nair. ED has found that this Rs 30 crore was made illegally when the new excise policy was brought by AAP in Delhi.
The ED has written in the charge sheet of the alleged liquor scam that the investigation of this case so far has revealed that part of these funds were used in the election campaign of AAP for the Goa assembly elections 2022. The ED further said that Rs 70 lakh was paid in cash to the volunteers who were part of the survey teams. Accused Vijay Nair himself had asked some persons involved in campaign related work to receive payment in cash.
On the other hand, there is an allegation against Gautam Malhotra that he was manufacturing under excise policy. Apart from this, there were also wholesalers and distributors. The ED said that Gautam Malhotra was interrogated face to face with Amit Arora on 22 September, 26 October and 13 December. The last statement was recorded on February 7.