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Delhi liquor scam: CBI to question Kavitha on Dec 6

Delhi liquor scam: CBI to question Kavitha on Dec 6

Two days after the Enforcement Directorate named Telangana Rashtra Samithi lawmaker and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha in the sensational Delhi liquor policy scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation issued notices to her for questioning.

On Friday, CBI deputy superintendent of police Alok Kumar Sahi, sent a notice on Kavitha through e-mail asking her to appear before the agency at 11 am on December 6 either in Delhi or in Hyderabad, for questioning in connection with the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam.

Kavitha issued a statement late in the night, admitting that the CBI had issued a notice to her seeking her clarification.

“I have informed the authorities that I can meet them at my residence in Hyderabad on Dec 6 as per their request,” she said.

In the notice, the CBI official said she was being summoned as a witness under Section 160 of Criminal Procedure Code regarding the allegations pertaining to Delhi excise policy.

He asked Kavitha to intimate the place of residence (Hyderabad or preferably Delhi) as per her convenience for examination at 11 am on December 6 in connection with investigation of the case.

The CBI has taken up the investigation on the basis of written complaint by Praveen Kumar Rai, Director, Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) on July 22.

It has registered a case under Section Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 477-A(falsification of accounts intended to commit fraud) of Indian Penal Code against Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and 14 others.

“During the course of investigation of the subject cited case, certain facts have emerged with which you may be acquainted with hence your examination on such facts is required in the interest of investigation,” the notice said.

On Wednesday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had named Kavitha in the remand report submitted to a Delhi court following the arrest of Amit Arora, one of the accused in the liquor scam.

It said Kavitha had changed her mobile phone's International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) six times after the case was handed over to the agency for investigation.

She told reporters on Thursday that she would extend full cooperation to the Central investigation agencies.


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