Published On: Fri, Apr 12th, 2024

CBI gets 3-day custody of K Kavitha in Delhi liquorgate

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday sent BRS leader K Kavitha to three-day custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case.

The BRS leader has been sent to CBI custody till April 15

Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court sent K Kavitha to CBI’s custody till April 15, after she was produced before the court post her arrest.

The CBI, seeking the custody of Kavitha in the liquor policy case, had claimed before the Delhi court on Friday that her role in the conspiracy to collect a Rs 100 crore kickback from a liquor baron was revealed during the probe. The agency alleged that a businessman from the south met Arvind Kejriwal at his office seeking his support and the Chief Minister told him that K Kavitha will contact him.

“One liquor businessman from the south met Arvind Kejriwal at the Chief Minister’s office chamber in Delhi on March 16, 2022. He sought the Chief Minister’s support. Arvind Kejriwal assured him and said K Kavitha would contact him in this regard. Kejriwal asked for funds in exchange,” the agency said.

The BRS leader has been sent to CBI custody till April 15. Kavitha, who is already in Tihar Jail after her arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the liquor policy case, was arrested by the CBI on Thursday.

The CBI further claimed that K Kavitha, BRS leader from Telangana, then contacted that businessman and asked him to meet in Hyderabad. She gave reference to the person’s meeting with the Delhi Chief Minister and also said Vijay Nair was in touch with her. Nair, who was AAP’s media coordinator, is another accused in the case.

The agency also alleged that Kavitha told the businessman that they have to arrange Rs 100 crore upfront money and asked him to contribute 50 crore.

The CBI also alleged that one of the accused, Vijay Nair, received kickbacks to the tune of at least Rs 100 crore from a group called South Group (controlled by Sarath Reddy, Kavitha, Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy) on behalf of AAP leaders.


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