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TRS Leader K Kavitha Gets CBI Notice in Delhi Liquor Policy Scam Case, Questioning on Dec 6

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Edited By: Saurabh Verma

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Last Updated: December 02, 2022, 23:41 IST

New Delhi, India


Kavitha had earlier said that she has nothing to do with the liquor scam in Delhi. (File Image: News18)

Kavitha had earlier said that she has nothing to do with the liquor scam in Delhi. (File Image: News18)

Kavitha, a former MP and now a Member of Legislative Council, said she and her party leaders who are currently under the radar of the central agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate are ready to face any inquiry

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLC and chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha on Friday received a notice from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Delhi liquor scam case. The federal agency asked her to intimate the place of residence (Hyderabad or preferably Delhi) for her examination on December 6.

Kavitha, a former MP and now a Member of Legislative Council, said she and her party leaders who are currently under the radar of the central agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate are ready to face any inquiry.

“We will face any kind of inquiry. If the agencies come and ask us questions we will certainly answer. But tarnishing leaders’ images by giving selective leaks to the media, people will refute it," Kavitha told reporters when asked about reports that her name figured in a remand report by the Enforcement Directorate on one of the accused, Amit Arora, in the Delhi liquor scam case, PTI reported.

Kavitha informed that she has communicated to the authorities that they can meet her at her residence in Hyderabad on December 6. “I have been issued a CBI Notice under Section 160 of Cr.P.C, seeking my clarification. I have informed the authorities, that I can meet them at my residence in Hyderabad on December 6th as per their request," she said.

Kavitha had earlier said that she has nothing to do with the liquor scam in Delhi. She also said that she will file a defamation suit against two BJP leaders MP Parvesh Varma and Manjinder Sirsa after they alleged that she was involved in the Delhi liquor scam.

The CBI on November 25 filed its first charge sheet in the Delhi excise policy scam case against seven accused. “As per the investigation carried out so far, Vijay Nair, on behalf of leaders of AAP has received kickbacks to the tune of at least Rs 100 crore from a group, called South Group (controlled by Sarath Reddy, Ms K Kavitha, Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy) by various persons including Amit Arora," the ED had said in the remand report filed on one of the accused — Amit Arora — in a Delhi Court.

The ED said Arora “disclosed" the above details during the recording of his statement. Officials identified Kavitha as the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister Rao.

The CBI has registered a case against Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 14 others regarding the allegations pertaining to excise policy of GNCT of Delhi for the year 2021-22.

Delhi’s new liquor policy was rolled back in July by the Kejriwal government. On July 30, Sisodia, who also heads the Excise department in the national capital, announced the scrapping of the government’s new liquor rules under Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22, now, allowing only government-owned liquor vendors to operate in Delhi.

The rollback came after Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena recommended a CBI probe in connection with the new policy regime, directing Delhi’s Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar to submit a detailed report of the “role of officers and civil servants in its illegal formulation, amendments and implementation.”

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first published:December 02, 2022, 23:01 IST
last updated:December 02, 2022, 23:41 IST
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