Excise 'scam': Court reserves order on CBI's plea seeking custody of K Kavitha

    The Hawk
    April12/ 2024
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    K Kavitha, daughter of former Telangana CM, faces legal battle as CBI seeks custody amidst allegations of corruption linked to Delhi excise policy. Legal wrangle ensues over cooperation in investigation.

    BRS leader K Kavitha.

    New Delhi: A court here on Friday reserved for later in the day its order on the CBI's plea seeking five-day custody of BRS leader K Kavitha, arrested in connection with a corruption case linked to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam.

    The daughter of former Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao was held in Tihar Jail, where she has been lodged after her arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

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    Special Judge Kaveri Baweja reserved the order after hearing arguments by the CBI as well as the counsel appearing for Kavitha on the application.

    The CBI told the court that Kavitha was not cooperating in the investigation and was evasive in her replies.

    Advocate Nitesh Rana, counsel for the accused, opposed the CBI's plea, terming the arrest as illegal.He further accused the probe agency of violating Kavitha's fundamental rights.

    CBI officials had recently questioned Kavitha inside prison after obtaining permission from a special court.

    The ED arrested Kavitha (46) from her Banjara Hills residence in Hyderabad on March 15.