ED accuses K Kavitha of paying AAP leaders

According to the ED, Kavitha was involved in paying Rs 100 Crore to AAP leaders in exchange for these favours. The acts of corruption and conspiracy in the policy’s formulation and implementation allegedly led to a continuous stream of illegal funds in the form of kickbacks from wholesalers for the AAP.

| Updated: 20 March, 2024 12:24 pm IST
K Kavitha and Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has officially stated that its investigation revealed that K Kavitha, a member of the Telangana Legislative Council, along with others, conspired with top leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), including Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, to gain favours in the formulation and implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22.

According to the ED, Kavitha was involved in paying Rs 100 Crore to AAP leaders in exchange for these favours. The acts of corruption and conspiracy in the policy’s formulation and implementation allegedly led to a continuous stream of illegal funds in the form of kickbacks from wholesalers for the AAP.

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Kavitha and her associates were allegedly involved in recovering the proceeds of crime paid in advance to AAP and generating further profits from this conspiracy.

Kavitha was arrested on March 15 in connection with the Delhi Liquor Policy Scam. The Special PMLA Court in New Delhi has remanded her for ED custodial interrogation for seven days until March 23. A search was also conducted at Kavitha’s residence in Hyderabad, during which ED officials were reportedly obstructed by Kavitha’s relatives and associates.

To date, the ED has conducted searches at 245 locations across the country, including Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Mumbai. Fifteen persons, including Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, and Vijay Nair from AAP, have been arrested in the case so far.

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The ED has filed one Prosecution Complaint and five Supplementary Complaints in the case. Assets worth Rs. 128.79 Crore, generated from the proceeds of crime, have been traced and attached under Provisional Attachment Orders dated 24.01.2023 and 03.07.2023. Both attachment orders have been confirmed by the Adjudicating Authority, New Delhi.

In response to the allegations, AAP has accused the ED of lying and planting news in the media.

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