The Enforcement Directorate is interviewing K Kavitha, the daughter of Telangana CM KCR, in relation to the matter involving the Delhi liquor policy. K Kavitha, an MLC for the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, appeared on Saturday at the Enforcement Directorate headquarters in the capital to answer questions on the matter involving the Delhi liquor policy. The day before, party members and supporters gathered in front of KCR’s home in the capital.
At Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Friday, Kavitha began a hunger strike in protest of the Women’s Reservation Bill’s absence from the current Parliamentary budget session. K Kavitha, who was due to meet with the ED on Thursday, begged the investigation team to delay speaking with her till Saturday in light of the upcoming Delhi hunger strike. Interestingly, the ED has detained former deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia in connection with the same case. On March 8, hours after the ED issued a summons for interrogation, Kavitha arrived in the city. On Friday, BRS leader KT Rama Rao also made his way to his father’s home in the nation’s capital.
According to sources cited by ANI, Kavitha would be forced to sit face-to-face with Hyderabad-based businessman Arun Ramchandra Pillai, who was detained on Monday night in connection with the liquor policy case. The MLC referred to the summonses as “tactics of intimidation” used by the Center against Telangana CM KCR and the BRS, and stated that the party would continue to fight, expose the Center’s mistakes, and speak up for a better and brighter future for India. The ED summoned Kavitha as part of its ongoing investigation into the case, and the BRS criticised the Centre on March 8 for the move, claiming that the central investigation agencies have turned into an extension of the BJP.
Ravula Sridhar Reddy, a BRS leader, claimed that the summons were “politically motivated” and claimed that nobody, outside the ED and the BJP, understood the case that had been filed in relation to the recently rescinded new Delhi excise policy. According to ANI, the ED has learned via its investigation that Pillai is one of the key players in the overall scheme including the payment of significant bribes and the creation of the largest cartel in the South Group.
According to ANI, Pillai was working with his accomplices to carry out the political agreement between the South Group and the head of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) According to an ED probe, Pillai was complicit and participated in the kickbacks from the South Group and their recovery from Delhi-based enterprises. The CBI had reported alleged wrongdoing in the excise strategy for 2021–2022. Later, the excise policy was withdrawn by the AAP government. In an FIR that the CBI filed, Sisodia was one of 15 people detained. In the case, dealers, executives from alcohol companies, excise authorities, unidentified state personnel, and private individuals were all arrested.