Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K. Kavita appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Monday for the second round of questioning in the money laundering case related to the Delhi Excise Policy.
Chief Minister of Telangana K. Kavitha (44), daughter of Chandrasekhar Rao and a member of the Legislative Council, was first questioned in this case on March 11, after which she was summoned again on March 16, but she refused to give relief against the ED’s action in the matter. did not appear citing his pending petition.
The Federal Investigation Agency had dismissed his claims and asked him to appear on March 20. It is learned that during questioning for nearly nine hours at the ED’s office on March 11, Kavitha was questioned about the statements of Hyderabad-based businessman Arun Ramachandran Pillai. Pillai, who is believed to be close to Kavitha, has been arrested in this case.
The BRS leader’s statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Kavita said she had done nothing wrong and alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government was “using” the ED. Pillai was the alleged leader of the ‘South Group’, a liquor syndicate involved in the Delhi Excise Policy scam.
The ED claimed that Pillai is close to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister Kavitha. The ED alleges that the gang paid Rs 100 crore to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in exchange for capturing a major chunk of the national capital’s liquor market under the now-cancelled Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22. Language Simmi