K Kavitha, Bharat Rashtra Samiti MLC, arrived at the Enforcement Directorate’s office on Tuesday for questioning in the Delhi Liquor Policy Case.
She was questioned by the ED yesterday over her alleged involvement in the Delhi spirits policy case for more than ten hours. After the federal agency on 16 March issued a new summons to the BRS leader to join its ongoing probe in the case, Kavitha showed up before ED on Monday.
In response to Kavitha’s refusal to appear at the ED interview on Thursday, citing an ongoing Supreme Court petition, the federal agency issued a new summons.
Kavitha declined to show up for interrogation, informing the investigation team that the case is still being heard by the Supreme Court.
The sources claim that Kavitha has supplied the required paperwork requested by the investigation team via her solicitor.
Because she was allegedly a crucial player in the south cartel, the ED had called her earlier this month and asked her to appear before it on Thursday in the Delhi Excise scandal.
The BRS leader petitioned the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing, arguing that since she is a woman, the investigatory body’s officials must go to her instead of summoning her to the ED office.
The Supreme Court had agreed on Wednesday to hear her appeal against the ED summons but had declined to provide her temporary relief.
Arun Ramchandra Pillai, a businessman from Hyderabad, is one of the key players in the alleged scheme that involved payments of significant bribes and the creation of the largest cartel in the South Group, according to information obtained by the ED during its probe.