Delhi Liquor Scam: Enforcement Directorate arrests MLC K Kavitha

Delhi Liquor Scam: The arrest of K Kavitha in connection with the Delhi liquor scam case underscores the ongoing efforts to address corruption and financial irregularities.

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Delhi Liquor Scam: In a significant development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested BRS MLC and former Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter, K Kavitha, from her residence in Banjara Hills in connection with the Delhi liquor scam case. This arrest follows searches conducted by the Income Tax Department and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at her home earlier in the day, during which two mobile phones were seized.

Delhi Liquor Scam: Arrest, seizures

A team of 12 officials from Delhi, organized into 4 teams, conducted the searches, with 10 officers, including two women officers, participating in the operation. The ED officials also inquired about Kavita and her husband’s businesses during the process.

Delhi Liquor Scam: Allegations, response

According to an arrest order issued by ED Assistant Director Jogender, there are reasons to believe that Kavitha is guilty of an offence punishable under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. Meanwhile, BRS party leaders have vowed to cooperate fully with the ED officials and handle the situation peacefully and democratically.

Delhi Liquor Scam: Political reactions

The arrest has sparked political reactions, with Congress Minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy alleging that the BJP orchestrated Kavitha's arrest for political gain ahead of the elections. He criticized the timing of the arrest, suggesting collusion between the BRS and BJP.

Delhi Liquor Scam: Summons, previous developments

Kavitha had received summons from the CBI and ED in February but skipped the questioning, citing a pending case in the Supreme Court. Notably, the CBI had recorded her statement at her residence in December 2022, marking a significant development in the ongoing investigation.

The arrest of K Kavitha in connection with the Delhi liquor scam case underscores the ongoing efforts to address corruption and financial irregularities. As the investigation progresses, it remains to be seen how this development will impact the political landscape in the region.