Delhi Court Reserves Order on BRS Leader K Kavitha’s Bail Plea in CBI Excise Policy Case

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GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 22nd April. 
The Rouse Avenue Court of Delhi has deferred its decision on the bail plea filed by Bharatiya Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha in connection with a CBI case related to the Excise Policy. Special Judge Kaveri Baweja has set May 2 for the pronouncement of the order.

Kavitha’s plea contends that the ruling party is orchestrating a politically motivated campaign against her, utilizing investigative agencies to tarnish her image and that of her father, the former Chief Minister of Telangana. The petition alleges that the investigation lacks substance and aims solely to besmirch her reputation for political gain in the upcoming 2024 general elections.

K Kavitha was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) last week while already in judicial custody in an Enforcement Directorate (ED) case. Her legal representation, led by Advocate Nitesh Rana with Deepak Nagar and Mohit Rao, emphasized the absence of evidence linking her to any wrongdoing.

The CBI, in its remand application, had argued that Kavitha’s custodial interrogation was necessary to uncover a broader conspiracy surrounding the formulation and implementation of the Excise Policy, as well as to trace the money trail of illicit funds and establish the roles of other suspects, including public officials.

The ED had earlier arrested K Kavitha in March in connection with the alleged liquor policy scam, based on findings of prima facie violations reported by the Delhi Chief Secretary’s office. Both the CBI and the ED allege irregularities in the modification of the excise policy, including undue favors to license holders and financial losses to the exchequer.

The allegations include waivers and reductions in license fees, unauthorized extensions of licenses, and refunds contrary to regulations. The probe agencies assert that beneficiaries diverted illicit gains to accused officials and falsified records to evade detection.

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