The Supreme Court Monday stated that it will hear BRS leader K Kavitha’s plea against the Enforcement Directorate summons in the Delhi excise policy case after three weeks.
The BRS leader’s plea was against issuance of summons in a money laundering case arising out of the Delhi excise policy scam.
The 44-year-old MLC, who is also the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, has already had three depositions before the federal probe agency.
She spent around 18-19 hours at the ED headquarters in central Delhi during her two appearances on March 11 and March 20. On March 21, she exited the agency office around 9:15 pm after she was questioned and her statement was recorded as investigators, as per sources, put across around a dozen questions to her.
It is alleged that the Delhi government’s excise policy for 2021-22 to grant licences to liquor traders favoured dealers who had bribed government officials, a charge strongly refuted by the AAP. The policy was subsequently scrapped and the Delhi lieutenant governor recommended a CBI probe, following which the ED registered the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
So far, the ED has arrested 12 people in the case, including former Delhi deputy chief minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia.