Case Concerning Delhi Excise Policy: BRS Leader K. Kavitha Is Ordered Into Judicial Custody Until April 9

Case Concerning Delhi Excise Policy: BRS Leader K. Kavitha Is Ordered Into Judicial Custody Until April 9

ED, and they are requesting an extension of her imprisonment.
“This is a case of political laundering, not money laundering. It is a made-up and untrue case. As she walked into the courtroom, Kavitha declared, “We shall emerge unsoiled.

26 March 2024, New Delhi 

In the Delhi excise policy scam case, Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court on Tuesday sentenced K. Kavitha, the leader of the Bharat Rashtriya Samithi (BRS), to 14 days in judicial prison. Following her custodial remand, Kavitha appeared before the court.

After the Enforcement Directorate (ED) declined to request an extension of her detention interrogation, Special Judge Kaveri Baweja issued the decision. Nitesh Rana, Kavitha’s attorney, requested temporary bail during the hearings, citing her young son’s exam.

The ED’s attorney contested the bail, arguing that if temporary release is to be granted, a chance to respond must be provided.
The ED emphasised that the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has strict guidelines for both regular and temporary bail.

On April 1, the court will hear her application for temporary bail.

Under clause 19(2) of the PMLA, Kavitha’s attorney also requested authorization to physically examine the documents that the agency had submitted in sealed cover. The rule stipulated that the relevant authorities had to send the arrest warrant and any materials they possessed to the court very soon after effecting an arrest.

The BRS chief was questioned by ED, who also taped her statement and faced her with many people and digital records, according to the federal probe agency’s testimony to the court during her remand period.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is suspected of receiving payments totaling Rs 100 crore from the ‘South Group,’ which includes Kavitha, the daughter of former Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao, in exchange for a large portion of liquor licences in the nation’s capital.

The BRS MLC had earlier declared, “This is not a money laundering case, but a political laundering case,” as they entered the courtroom. It is a made-up and untrue case. We’ll emerge unsullied.

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