Delhi High Court denies bail to BRS leader Kavita in CBI and ED cases related to alleged liquor policy scam


The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to grant bail. BRS leader K Kavita in money laundering and corruption cases related to the alleged liquor policy scam.

Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma rejected Kavita's pleas seeking bail in the cases registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Kavita is currently in judicial custody in both CBI and ED cases.

The court observed that K Kavita was prima facie one of the main conspirators of the criminal. A conspiracy was hatched in connection with the formation and implementation of Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22.

It further states that he was primarily involved in the payment of kickbacks, Establishment of M/s Indo Spirit for recovery of kickbacks Various other processes and activities related to proceeds of crime.

To conclude, the twin circumstances under Section 45 PMLA is not fulfilled in the present case, so as to become entitled. The petitioner should be granted bail in the case filed by the Directorate of enforcement,” the court said.

He added that Kavita Not fulfilled Triple test to guarantee.

While noting That Kavita is one. Very capable and well rounded person and made up Important contribution in politics and social work but court Can't lose a serious look Allegations made by the prosecution and evidence adduced during the investigation.

Thus, Smt. K. Kavitha cannot be compared to a weakling A woman who has been abused to commit a crime, which is Section 45 of PMLA provides for the category of women. has been incorporated, as held by the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of Soumya Chaurasia (supra). Accordingly, it belongs to the court Consider the opinion that Smt. K. Kavitha is not entitled to the benefit. The proviso to Section 45 of the PMLA, the court said.

Apart from the entire proceedings of her arrest in the corruption case, Kavita, through a separate petition, has also challenged the trial court's order allowing the CBI to interrogate her while she is on trial in the ED case. She was in custody. It is his case that the order was issued without issuing him any notice or assigning reasons.

Kavita also challenged the trial court's order allowing the CBI to arrest her as well as the orders to remand her to police and judicial custody.

Kavita was denied bail by the trial court in the money laundering as well as corruption case registered by the CBI on May 06.

Kavita was arrested by the ED on the evening of March 15. She was in judicial custody when the CBI arrested her. This happened after the CBI got permission from the court to interrogate Kavita in jail.

AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh are also accused in the ED case. While Sisodia is still in jail, Singh was recently granted bail by the Supreme Court as per the concession granted by the ED.

The ED's case is that the excise policy was implemented as part of a conspiracy to give wholesale business profits of 12 per cent to some private companies, even though the minutes of the Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting said so. The condition was not mentioned.

The agency alleged that Kavita, along with other members of the South Group such as Sarath Reddy, Raghav Maganta and Maganta Srinivasulu Reddy, conspired with top Aam Aadmi Party leaders and gave them a kickback of Rs 20 lakh. 100 crores and in return, received undue favors in the formulation and implementation of excise policy.

The ED had also alleged that Kavita had a deal with the Delhi Chief Minister and then the Deputy Chief Minister, in which she along with other members of the South Group paid kickbacks to them through middlemen and brokers.

On the other hand, the CBI alleged that Sarath Reddy participated in the liquor business in Delhi under the excise policy on Kavita's assurance that she had contacts in the Delhi government and would help him in the business.

He further alleged that in November-December 2021, Kavita asked Sarathchandra Reddy to pay Rs. 5 crores per zone for 05 retail zones allotted to him at the rate of Rs.25 crores, as he claimed that he himself gave 100 crores to the Aam Aadmi Party through Vijay Nair to get favorable provisions in excise policy. Paid as front money Rs.

The CBI also alleged that Kavita needed to be examined in connection with the evidence that came out during the further investigation of the case in connection with the involvement of the criminal conspiracy in the formulation and implementation of the excise policy.

Title: K. Kavita v. CBI, ed

Click here to read the order.

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