Kavitha’s ED custody extended till March 26

Kavitha MLC

Rama Krishna Sangem

BRS MLC K Kavitha, accused in the Delhi liquor scam will remain in ED custody for three more days, till March 26, Tuesday. The Rouse Avenue trial court which is hearing her case passed orders to this effect when she was produced before it on March 23, Saturday. ED in fact asked for five days of custody, while her lawyers moved a bail plea.

The ED has alleged that Kavitha, the daughter of former Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao, was a key member of the ‘South Group’ that has been accused of paying the AAP kickbacks of Rs 100 crore in return for a big share of liquor licences in the national capital.

After producing her in court, the ED said that she was confronted with the statements of four people and a forensic report of the data extracted from her phone. The probe agency also told the court that raids were being conducted at the house of her nephew in Hyderabad.

BRS leader’s counsel filed a bail plea in court. Kavitha, 46, a Telangana Legislative Council member, was arrested by the central probe agency from her residence at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad on March 15. Her lawyers initially moved the Supreme Court challenging the arrest but later withdrew it as the trial court by then sent her to ED custody.


Kejriwal, Kavitha likely to be grilled together

ED sources say Kavitla along with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, arrested in the same case, are likely to be grilled together in the custody. This is a technique ED and CBI follow to get information from the accused in a case. In this method, any two accused are likely to contradict each other while replying to agencies queries.

Kejriwal will remain in ED custody till March 28. So, there is a possibility of both Kavitha and Kejriwal being jointly interrogated in the next three days. The SC posted a petition filed by Kavitha lawyers challenging the constitutional validity of her arrest to July, clubbing with another similar petition

Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

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