New Delhi, March 20 (PTI) PRS president K. Kavita appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday for the second phase of investigation in the money laundering case related to the Delhi Excise policy, officials said.
The 44-year-old MLC daughter of Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao was summoned again on March 16 after she was first questioned on March 11 in the case.
Kavitha, however, avoided the statement citing the pending plea seeking relief against the ED action in the case.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation rejected his claims and asked for his dismissal on March 20.
During the nine hours she spent at the ED office on March 11, Kavita was confronted with the statements of Hyderabad-based businessman Arun Ramachandran Pillai, the accused accused in the case, who allegedly shared a close relationship with her. of others involved in the case.
The PRS MLC’s report was filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Kavitha has insisted that she has done nothing wrong and that the BJP-led central government is “using” the ED as the saffron party could not get “backdoor entry” into Telangana.
Pillai, the ED had said, “represented the South Group”, an alleged liquor cartel linked to Kavitha and others that paid kickbacks amounting to about Rs 100 crore to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to gain a larger share of the market in the national capital under the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy for 2020-21. The “South Group”, according to the ED, comprises Sarath Reddy (promoter of Aurobindo Pharma), Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy (YSR Congress MP from Ongole Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh), his son Raghav Magunta, Kavitha and others.
ED also alleged in Pillai’s remand papers that he represented Kavitha’s benami investments in the case.
This report is automatically generated from PTI news service.