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BRS leader Kavitha asks CBI to withdraw notice summoning her


NEW DELHI: BRS leader K Kavitha has asked


to withdraw

notice summoning

her for


in connection with the

Delhi excise policy scam

She was asked to appear before CBI on February 26. This is the second time that the BRS MLC has been asked to appear before the central probe agency.
Kavitha was earlier questioned by CBI in December at her Banjara Hills residence. She was earlier questioned by ED in the same case. Kavitha, others facing charge of influencing Delhi excise policy Enforcement Directorate also grilled BRS MLC K Kavitha in the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in 2023.
The key allegation is that Kavitha, as part of South Group, had allegedly conspired along with the AAP govt, then Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia and others in formulating the excise policy. She allegedly made benami investments in Indospirits.

ED had questioned her about the bribery allegations and money transfers in the scam, where it was claimed that Rs 100 crore changed hands.
Hyderabad businessman and alleged frontman of Kavitha, Arun Ramchandran Pillai, has retracted his statement given to ED, where initially he spilled the beans about Kavitha’s alleged involvement. Auditor Gorantla Butchi Babu has reportedly confessed to various meetings of Kavitha and WhatsApp chats.
The South Group, allegedly controlled by Kavitha, Sarath Reddy and Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, bribed the AAP government to formulate an excise policy to facilitate companies to win bids, form a cartel, and control retail outlets in Delhi. Kavitha invested money through her benamis and returned the money from the company after getting the licences, ED alleged.

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