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ED Delays Summoning BRS Leader K Kavitha Until November 20 Amid Delhi Excise Scam Probe

By LAWSTREET NEWS NETWORK      26 September, 2023 07:39 PM      0 Comments
ED Delays Summoning BRS Leader K Kavitha Until November  Amid Delhi Excise Scam Probe

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it would not summon K Kavitha, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K C Rao, until the court heard her plea on November 20. 

Additional Solicitor General S V Raju submitted before a bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sudhanshu Dhulia that the Enforcement Directorate has not called her and a 10 days’ notice would be given.

Kavitha’s counsel submitted before the court that in the previous hearing the ED said she would not be called for next ten days.

Justice Kaul told Raju that the court will have to hear the matter, and “In the meantime, don't call her”.

The ED’s counsel agreed to it.

The bench put the matter for further hearing on November 20.

On September 15, the Enforcement Directorate informed the Supreme Court that it would not insist on summons issued to Kavitha for her appearance in connection with the Delhi excise scam.

BRS MLC Kavitha questioned the summons by the ED in the case. She had also requested protection from arrest.

In her plea, she contended the investigation against her is nothing more than a fishing expedition being undertaken solely at the behest of the incumbent ruling political party.

It was alleged Kavitha held benami investment in Indospiritis, a liquor firm involved in the scam. ED alleged Arun Ramchandran Pillai represented Kavitha in Indospirits.

The agencies alleged the South lobby, which included Kavitha, bribed AAP government to formulate an excise policy to facilitate the companies to win the bids and to form a cartel and control the retail outlets in Delhi. Kavitha invested money through her benamis and took back the money from the company later after getting the licenses, it was alleged.

The BRS leader has denied all allegations against her.



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