Telangana CM’s daughter Kavitha, others paid Rs 100 core to AAP as kickbacks for liquor business: ED 

The ED chargesheet alleged that BRS MLC K Kavitha along with a few others paid kickbacks of Rs 100 crore to AAP’s Vijay Nair to facilitate liquor business in Delhi.

Munish Chandra Pandey

New Delhi,UPDATED: 20 December 2022 23:17 IST

BRS MLC K Kavitha

Earlier this month, BRS MLC K Kavitha was questioned by the CBI in a liquor scam case. (File Photo)

By Munish Chandra Pandey: BRS MLC K Kavitha, daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, along with a few others, paid Rs 100 crore kickbacks to Aam Aadmi Party’s Vijay Nair for facilitating the liquor business in New Delhi when he introduced the new excise policy. The Arvind Kejriwal-led government alleged that the Enforcement Directorate in its charge sheet.

The financial investigation agency has also alleged that Kavitha was involved and involved in the liquor business in Delhi after the Delhi government implemented the new excise duty policy.

“Rs 100 crores (approx) were given as kickbacks by the Southern group (K Kavitha, Sh Raghav Magunta, Sh MS Reddy and Sh Sarath Reddy) to Sh Vijay Nair on behalf of AAP leaders in return for side favours. In excise policy 2021-22,” he says. ED charge sheets.

The agency alleged that the entire conspiracy was hatched by AAP’s Vijay Nair, businessman Sameer Mahendru, South Group’s K Kavitha among others.

“Indo Spirits partnership is also a result of conspiracy by Sh Sameer Mahandru with other persons like Sh Arun Pillai, Ms K Kavitha, Sh Raghav Magunta, Sh MSR, Sh Abhishek Boinpally, Sh Buchi Babu etc to recover / to recover. Hits of Rs. 100 Cr approx. prepaid to AAP leaders through representative Vijay Nair. Sh Arun, Sh Abhishek and Sh Buchi Babu were working on behalf of Sh Sarath Reddy, Sh MS and Ms K Kavitha in Delhi” , the charge sheet adds.

The agency alleged that Kavitha had a 65 percent stake along with MP MS Reddy in Sameer Mahendru’s Indo Spirits through his associate Arun Pillai. Indio Spirits was one of the major business players in Delhi when the Delhi government launched the new excise duty policy.

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“Arun Pillai has revealed that 65% shares in Indo Spirits were given by Sh Sameer Mahandru because Sh Vijay Nair assured him that he would get the wholesale business from Pernod Ricard. Sh Arun Pillai added that his and his associates’ dealings with Sh Sameer Mahandru interactions, it became clear to him that the ultimate control of 65% stake in his business was with MS Reddy and Ms.K Kavitha.” added the load sheet.

Kavitha, according to the ED, had several phone conversations about the liquor business and few meetings of the accused were held at her Hyderabad residence.

“Arun Pillai has confirmed that he arranged FaceTime calls with Ms. Kavitha and Sh Sameer Mahendru as well. He also arranged a meeting between Sh Sameer Mahandru and Ms. Kavitha at his residence in Hyderabad where he took general updates on the Indo Spirits business from Sh Sameer Mahendru,” The ED has complained.

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