Double trouble for BRS leader Kavitha as CBI arrests her in liquor policy case

ED arrested her earlier in a PMLA case registered in connection with the alleged scam

BRS leader Kavitha (File) BRS leader K. Kavitha being produced at the Rouse Avenue court in the Delhi excise policy-related money laundering case | PTI

The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Bharat Rasthra Samithi leader K. Kavitha in Tihar jail in the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam on Thursday. The Telangana leader has already been remanded in a money laundering case registered in connection with the alleged scam.

 The central agency recently interrogated Kavitha in prison in connection with the case. The BRS leader was questioned about the WhatsApp chats recovered from co-accused Buchi Babu's phone and documents related to a land deal, after which an amount of Rs 100 crore was allegedly paid to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in kickbacks to swing the excise policy for the national capital in favour of a liquor lobby.

The CBI informed a Delhi court on Wednesday it has questioned the BRS leader in prison on April 6 following the court's order. 

The daughter of former Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao was arrested from her residence in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad on March 15 by ED. Kavitha, an MLC, has been accused of being a key member of the "South Group", which allegedly paid the ruling AAP in Delhi kickbacks of Rs 100 crore in return for a big share of liquor licences in the national capital.

-with PTI inputs.

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