Telangana Chief Minister’s Daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha, was part of the “South group” that paid kickbacks of Rs. 100 crore to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders for reek benefits under the Delhi Excise Policy. ED Named Kalvakuntla Kavitha in its Chargesheet filed in special Court of Rouse Avenue. This chargesheet based upon Indospirits MD Sameer Mahendru’s statement.
After Delhi Lieutenant-Governor VK Saxena’s recommendations, investigation agencies are probing anomalies by Delhi’s AAP administration in granting liquor licenses under the 2021-22 excise policy.
Indospirits MD Sameer Mahendru accused in money laundering case, alleged that members of South group approached him.
In ED’s chargesheet, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s name also figures based on businessman Dinesh Arora’s statement, who claimed that he originally met AAP’s Sanjay Singh, via whom he met eventually Sisodia at a restaurant during a party.
It also alleged that Kavitha spoke to Mahendru on Facetime in September 2021 and said she was “happy that they have partnered up.”
According to the statement from Mahendru, Nair met and informed him about Arun Pillai, a South group member, whose “group was keen on investing in Delhi business, that this group had deep pockets, political connections, and friends of Arvind Kejriwal.”
ED also claimed that Mahendru met Kavitha in 2022 at her Hyderabad residence, where she informed him that he is “like family to her and doing business with Arun was like doing business with Kavitha and that they will take this relationship to a larger scale in multiple states and expand majorly.”
ED begun investigation on the basis of a First Information Report (FIR) lodged by the CBI, in which the Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia was named as one of the main accused of Delhi Liqour Policy.