BRS MLC Kavitha arrested in Money Laundering case linked to Delhi liquor policy scam

HYDERABAD, MARCH 15, 2024: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested BRS leader and MLC K Kavitha in Hyderabad on Friday. She was being taken to Delhi for questioning in connection with a money laundering probe linked to the Delhi excise policy scam case, according to sources.

In a statement here on Friday evening, ED Assistant Director Jogender said that “I believe that BRS leader Kavitha has been guilty of an offence punishable under the provision of Prevention of Money Laundering, Act, 2002. Now, therefore in exercise of power conferred on me under sub section (1)of Section 19 of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, I hereby arrest Kavitha  and she has been informed about the grounds for arrest. A copy of grounds of arrest (containing 14 pages) have been served upon her”.

Earlier in the day, the ED conducted raid at the residence of the BRS leader. She was questioned thrice in this case last year and the central agency recorded her statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has also previously questioned Kavitha in this case. The Enforcement Directorate had filed a case of money laundering taking cognisance of the FIR filed by the CBI.

Following the news of arrest of Kavitha, the former Ministers K Taraka Rama Rao and T Harish Rao visited the house of Kavitha and argued with the ED officials, but they were vehemently opposed to the BRS leaders arguments. The ED officials would shift her to New Delhi at 8.45 pm flight.

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