ED grills KCR’s daughter Kavitha for over 10 hours, to appear again today

BRS leader and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha was quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate for more than 10 hours on Monday in a Delhi excise policy-linked money laundering case.
Kavitha has been called again today, officials said.
Dressed in a green saree, Kavitha entered the ED headquarters in central Delhi around 10:30 am for a second round of questioning in the case, and recording of statement began around 11 am.
The Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader left the agency’s office around 9:15 pm flashing a victory symbol as her SUV waded through waiting journalists and police personnel on duty.
She has been called again on Tuesday, official sources said.
The 44-year-old MLC daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was first questioned in the case on March 11 for around nine hours following which she was summoned again on 16 March.
Kavitha had skipped the deposition last week citing her pending plea before the Supreme Court for relief against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) action in the case.
The federal probe agency rejected her claims and asked her to depose on March 20. The apex court has decided to hear her petition on 24 March.
On 11 March, Kavitha is understood to have been confronted with the statements made by Hyderabad-based businessman Arun Ramchandran Pillai, an arrested accused in the case who allegedly shares close ties with her, apart from those of few others involved in the case.
The BRS leader’s statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Kavitha is expected to have been physically confronted with Pillai and the statements of her former auditor Butchibabu Gorantla during Monday’s session.
The BRS politician has asserted that she had done nothing wrong and alleged that the BJP-led Centre was “using” the ED as the saffron party could not gain a “backdoor entry” into Telangana.

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