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Excise Policy Case: Delhi court sends BRS MLC K Kavitha to ED custody till March 23
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Excise Policy Case: Delhi court sends BRS MLC K Kavitha to ED custody till March 23

| @indiablooms | 17 Mar 2024, 02:21 am

New Delhi: A Delhi Special court Saturday sent Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC K Kavitha to seven-day Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody in connection with the excise policy case.

Special Judge MPs/MLAs cases M.K. Nagpal, after hearing arguments on behalf of Counsel for ED and Defence Counsel, passed an order sending her to ED custody till March 23.

The counsel representing Kavitha opposed the ED custody arguing that it is a fabricated case and all allegations against her are illegal.

Kavitha, daughter of former Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, was arrested by the ED on Friday after the law enforcement agency team raided her residence in Hyderabad.

She was produced before the court in New Delhi on Saturday morning for obtaining her custody for interrogation in a Money Laundering case under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

ED’s Special Counsel Zoheb Hossain and Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Naveen Kumar Matta moved an application under section 167 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cr. P.C.) read with section 65 of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), seeking 10 days ED custody of Kalvakuntla Kavitha.

ED told the court that an FIR was registered by CBI on 17.8.2022 against Manish Sisodia, former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister related to irregularities in framing and implementation of the Excise policy of Delhi for the year 2021-22.

The government counsel submitted that ED initiated an investigation by registering ECIR on 22.8.22.

ED filed a prosecution complaint on 26.11.22 and the Special PMLA Court took cognizance of the offence.

ED sought custody interrogation, arguing that the arrestee is required to be interrogated in respect to unearth the remaining proceeds of the crime.

The government counsel further said that the arrestee is required to be confronted with voluminous material which is possible in the custodial interrogation.

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