Kavitha appears before ED in Delhi Liquor Scam: 10 points

BRS MLC Kavitha is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  11 March 2023 7:57 AM GMT
MLC Kavitha

BRS MLC Kavitha

Hyderabad: BRS MLC and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister - Kalvakuntla Kavita appears before the Enforcement Directorate in the Delhi Liquor Policy scam on March 11, and is currently being questioned by the ED Sleuths. This has stirred a political rage between the BJP and BRS, who are already at loggerheads.

1. BRS MLC Kalvakuntla Kavita appeared before the Enforcement Directorate sleuths at 11 AM in New Delhi on March 11th. Ministers like Sabita Indira Reddy and Srinivas Goud was by her side as a show of support. Reports state that BRS Minister K Taraka Rama Rao is also in New Delhi to support his sister Kavita.

2. Earlier to her summons, a close aide to Kavita and businessman Arun Ramachandra Pillai told ED that he was acting as the face for MLC Kavitha, and the 30% stake he held in the Indo sports company was not of his but of Kavitha’s. Based on Arun’s statement, the ED issued a summons to Kavita, he continues to be In ED’s custody. However, it to note that now Arun has approached a court in Delhi seeking to retract his statement.

3. Arun Ramachandra Pillai would collect the bribe amount from Sameer Mahandru, the owner of Indo sports and other businesses, and further hand it over to Vijay Nair, who is accused of bribing government servants in the Delhi Excise department, a remand report said.

4. The South Group, which was allegedly controlled by MLC Kavitha, Former MD -Aurobindo P Sarath Chandra Reddy, and YSRCP MP Magunta’s son Raghava, was given a 65% stake in Indo sports. The south group controlled the major stake in the company through proxies.

5. Hyderabad-based auditor CA Butchi Babu in a statement, told the ED that a huge amount was given as kickbacks to Delhi excise officials.

6. Another aide of Kavitha, Boinpally Abhishek Rao, involved in transferring kickbacks and operating the retail zone of Aurobindo Group MD P Sarath Reddy, was the first to be arrested by the CBI.

7. Kavitha changed the device of both her phone numbers 10 times. Hyderabad-based Aurobindo Group Managing Director P Sarath Reddy, who was earlier arrested by ED, reportedly changed his phone device nine times.

8. According to ED, at least 36 accused and suspects involved in the scam have destroyed or used 170 phones

9. The CBI filed the first FIR- ACB unit in August 2022 against Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 16 others for irregularities in framing and implementing Delhi’s Excise policy.

10. ED, parallelly investigating the case under money laundering, carried out 171 search operations across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and Haryana. The search led to the seizure of documents and the arrest of Sameer Mahandru, P Sarath Reddy, Benoy Babu, Vijay Nair, and Abhishek Boinapally.

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