Delhi liquor ‘scam’: Kavitha threatened S C Reddy to pay money to AAP, CBI tells court | India News – Times of India

 Delhi liquor 'scam': Kavitha threatened S C Reddy to pay money to AAP, CBI tells court | India News - Times of India

New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has informed a special court that Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha Aurobindo Pharma promoter Sharath Chandra Reddy allegedly threatened to pay Rs 25 crore to Aam Aadmi PartyAAPFor five retail zones under Delhi Excise Policy.
According to the CBI, Kavita warned Reddy that failure to pay the money to AAP could harm his business. Telangana And Delhi
Reddy, who was earlier an accused in a money laundering case related to a liquor scam in Delhi, became the approver in Jaria. Enforcement Directorate (ED) Investigations. The CBI, yet to file charges against Reddy, sought a custodial interrogation of Kavita, saying she had been involved in the Delhi liquor business with government connections and promises of support under the now-defunct excise policy. Influenced Reddy’s entry into the business.
Kavita further told Sarathchandra Reddy that the Aam Aadmi Party had to pay an advance of Rs 25 crore for the wholesale business and Rs 5 crore for each retail zone to get the liquor business and the same amount. They were to be paid. The accomplices, Arun R Pillai and Abhishek Boinpally, would in turn cooperate with Vijay Nair, who was the representative of (Delhi Chief Minister) Arvind Kejriwal,” the CBI told the court on Friday. .
Kavita allegedly directed Reddy to pay Rs 25 crore to AAP for the liquor business through his associates, including Arun R Pillai and Abhishek Boinpilli, who is in sync with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s representative Vijay Nair. Will mail.
Kavita has been sent to CBI custody till April 15. The agency revealed that in 2021, Pillai, Boinpilli, and Gorantala influenced Delhi’s excise policy at Hotel Oberoi with Nair’s involvement.
The CBI alleged that Aurobindo Realty and Infrastructure Pvt Ltd paid Rs 80 lakh to Telangana Jagrothy, a Kavita-based NGO, under CSR after its assurance.
“Investigation further revealed that in June-July 2021, K Kavitha forced Sarathchandra Reddy to enter into a sale agreement with her for an agricultural land located in Mahbubnagar, Telangana, even though he was not going to buy the said agricultural land. and not aware of the value of the said land,” he said.
Citing Reddy’s statement and its investigation so far, the CBI told the court that Kavita “insisted” that Reddy paid Rs 14 crore for the land and sold it through Mahira Ventures Pvt. “forced” to enter into an agreement with Aurobindo, one of the Aurobindo group. Companies, in July 2021.
The CBI also alleged that in November and December of 2021, Kavita asked Reddy to pay Rs 25 crore (Rs 5 crore per zone for the five retail zones allotted to him).
According to the agency, Kavita claimed that she had paid Rs 100 crore in advance to AAP for favorable policy provisions.
“However, when Sarathchandra Reddy refused to pay the demanded amount, K Kavita threatened Sarathchandra Reddy to damage his business in Telangana and Delhi under the Excise Policy,” the CBI said of Reddy. Allegedly referring to the statement.
AAP on March 24 accused Reddy’s company of giving Rs 59.5 crore to the BJP through electoral bonds. “Companies owned by Sarath Reddy bought election bonds and donated money to BJP, now this money trail has been exposed to the country. Reddy bought election bonds worth Rs 4.5 crore while the excise policy was being framed. And after his arrest, he bought election bonds worth Rs 55 crore and the money went to the BJP, so the money trail sought for the last two years is here,” Delhi minister Atashi had alleged.

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