Delhi Liquor Policy: BJP trying to malign KCR Family, defamation suit will follow

MLC K Kavitha in a reply to allegations of Bharatiya Janata Party about the Delhi liquor case stated that these are baseless

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  22 Aug 2022 9:08 AM GMT
Delhi Liquor Policy: BJP trying to malign KCR Family, defamation suit will follow

Hyderabad: TRS MLC Kavitha to file a defamation suit against BJP MP Parvesh Varma and former MLA Manjinder Sirsa for 'allegations' on the excise policy. The BJP has linked TRS MLA Kavitha with the Delhi Liquor Policy Scam. The BJP on Sunday alleged that K. Kavitha, TRS MLC and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter, played a crucial role in the multi-crore. liquor policy scam involving Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a case against Sisodia and others including Hyderabad-based Arun Ramachandran Pillai, accusing them of indulging in financial irregularities in executing the new liquor policy for the national capital.

In the BJP party meeting on Sunday, allegations were levelled on MLC Kavitha of her involvement in the Delhi excise policy case. Deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia is allegedly blamed in the excise policy for liquor case. "We fought for the state of Telangana. We went on the roads to fight for it. We are not going to be cowed down by baseless allegations of Bharatiya Janata Party," said MLC K Kavitha.

MLC K Kavitha in a reply to allegations of Bharatiya Janata Party about the Delhi liquor case stated that these are baseless. "I am not involved. The central government is using all in its power to accuse me and my family. We are going to fight it. We have fought on the streets for Telangana. We will fight these falsehoods too."

BJP is indulging in partisan politics with opposition parties across the country, she said. "This is not a healthy practice. I am being defamed because the BJP fears KCR. They are worried that KCR is going to fight the central government." The dream of KCR is to develop India, she says.

"Don't be afraid. The case of Bilkis Bano shows the real nature of central government. People are taking note of these things."

Advocates at Nampallly court burn the effigy of BJP MP Parvesh Varma and former MLA Manjinder Sirsa for making baseless allegations against TRS MLC K Kavitha


What led to the CBI raid?

It all began when Praveen Kumar Rai, the director of MHA, directed the CBI to inquire into the irregularities in framing and implementation of the Excise policy of the government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) for the year 2021-22.

The allegation against Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, the then Excise commissioner Arva Gopi Krishna, the then Excise deputy commissioner Anand Tiwari, and assistant commissioner (Excise) Pankaj Bhatnagar was that the officials were instrumental in recommending and taking decisions pertaining to Excise policy 2021-22 without the approval of the competent authority. This was done with an intention to extend undue favours to the liquor license tender, the CBI said.

The CBI in its FIR said Vijay Nair, the former CEO of Only Much Louder, an entertainment and event management firm; Manoj Rai, former employee of Pernod Ricard; Amandeep Dhal, owner of Brindco Spirits; and Sameer Mahendru, owner of Indo Spirits are actively involved in irregularities in framing and implementation of the Excise policy.

What is Hyderabad's connection to Delhi liquor policy irregularities?

The CBI received a tip off that L-1 licence holders issued credit notes (bills) to retail vendors with an intention to divert funds in order to benefit public servants involved in the irregularities. In addition, 'false entries' were made in the accounts book to keep their record straight.

Further, Amit Arora, the director of Buddy Retail Pvt. in Gurgaon, Dinesh Arora of Delhi, and Arjun Pandey are close associates of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. The trio was involved in diverting and collecting money from liquor licensees to accused public servants.

Another accused, Sameer Mahendru, MD of Indo Spirits, transferred an amount of Rs. 1 crore to the account of Radha Industries managed by Dinesh Arora.

Here comes the role of Hyderabad man. The CBI probe revealed that Arun Ramchandra Pillai, a resident of Kokapet in Hyderabad, used to collect undue pecuniary advantage (money) from Sameer Mahendru of Indo Spirit for onward transmission to accused public servant through Vijay Nair.

List of accused

1. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi

2.Arva Gopi Krishna, the then commissioner (Excise) of GNCTD of Delhi

3. Anand Tiwari, the then deputy commissioner (Excise), GNCTD of Delhi

4. Pankaj Bhatnagar, assistant commissioner (Excise), GNCTD of Delhi

5. Vijay Nair, former CEO of Only Much Louder, an entertainment and event management company in Mumbai

6. Manoj Rai, former employee of Pernod Ricard in Lucknow

7. Amandeep Dhal, director of Brindco Sales Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi

8. Sameer Mahendru, managing director of Indo Spirit Group, Delhi

9. Amit Arora, director of Buddy Retail Private Limited, New Delhi

10. Dinesh Arora, Delhi

11. Mahadev Liquors, Delhi

12.Sunny Marwah, authorized signatory, Mahadev Liquors, Delhi

13. Arun Ramchandra Pillai, a resident of Kokapet, Telangana

14. Arjun Pandey, National Media Center, Gurgaon

15. Other unknown public servants and private persons

The CBI has booked the 16 persons under sections 120-B and 477 A of the Indian Penal Code and Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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