Delhi liquor scam: The Supreme Court on Wednesday did not grant interim relief to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC Kavitha. However, on March 24, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) agreed to hear his plea challenging the summons. ED has asked BRS MLC Kavitha to appear again on March 16.
Supreme Court will hear the petition on March 24
The court has agreed to hear his plea on March 24 in the money laundering case related to irregularities in the Delhi Excise Policy. Kavitha, daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, has moved the Supreme Court, saying as per norms a woman cannot be called for questioning at the ED’s office and her questioning should be held at her residence.
“Completely Against the Law”
Kavita’s lawyer said that a woman is now being called for questioning by the ED and it is “completely against the law”. Kavita’s counsel mentioned the petition before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and sought urgent hearing of her pleas. The court agreed to list it on March 24. The court asked the lawyer what is the hurry in the matter and the lawyer replied that Kavita has been asked to appear before the ED tomorrow.
In a petition filed through advocate Vandana Sehgal, Kavita has urged the top court to quash the ED’s summons on March 7 and 11 asking her to appear at the agency office instead of at her residence. is contrary to the established principles of criminal jurisprudence and thus, not fully sustainable in law being violative of the provision of Section 160 Cr.P.C.
What is the matter?
According to the ED, Kavita was linked to a ‘South Group’ liquor cartel, which paid a bribe of around Rs 100 crore to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to get a bigger share of the market in the national capital under the Delhi Excise Policy. for 2020-21. According to the ED, the cartel includes Sarath Reddy (promoter of Aurobindo Pharma), Magunta Sreenivasulu Reddy (YSR Congress MP), his son Raghav Magunta, Kavitha and others.