ED reaches Supreme Court against Kavita, demanding not to issue order without hearing. ED Files caveat application Over K Kavitha Plea Ask No Order Without Hearing In ED Queitioning Delhi Liquor Policy Case
Delhi Liquor Policy Case: The Central Investigation Agency ED has filed a caveat application in the Supreme Court, and has requested the court not to issue orders without hearing K Kavita’s petitions.
Image Credit source: Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K. Hearing on Kavita’s petition next week
Questioning: The Enforcement Directorate or ED has filed a caveat application in the Supreme Court on the petitions of Kavitha, the MLC daughter of Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao. Earlier, Kavita had challenged the ED summons by filing a petition in the court. Recently, the agency interrogated her for hours in the Delhi Liquor Policy case, and called her again on March 16, but she did not appear citing the matter being pending in the court.
Now the investigating agency has filed an application and requested the court not to issue orders without hearing. Kavita has cited the rules in her petition saying that a woman cannot be called for questioning at the ED office, and she should be questioned at home. On March 15, the Supreme Court gave consent for the hearing and fixed the date of March 24 for the hearing.
100 crore embezzlement case
In the Delhi Liquor Policy case, K Kavita is accused of money laundering, and there is an alleged case of manipulation of Rs 100 crore. Kavita’s lawyer told that it is completely against the law to call a woman to the office and interrogate her. He said that he has requested for an early hearing on the petition filed and Chief Justice DY Chandrachud himself will hear the matter.
Demand for ED inquiry in front of lawyer
The petition filed by Kavita’s lawyer Vandana Sehgal sought quashing of the summons sent by the ED on March 7 and 11. The lawyer argued that the agency is calling Kavita to the office instead of questioning her at her home. Along with this, Kavita had demanded that the audio-video recording of the agency’s interrogation, statement be done in front of the lawyer. Significantly, in the Delhi liquor policy case, the central agency ED had interrogated K Kavita for 9 hours, but she did not appear on the next summons.