ED Claims: Kavitha Transferred Rs 100 Crore to Kejriwal-Sisodia: Plea Filed in SC; AAP Claims – ED is a BJP’s Political Wing

In a significant development in the Delhi Liquor Police case, BRS leader K Kavitha was apprehended three days after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a petition on March 18. The agency alleges that Kavitha conspired with senior AAP leaders to benefit from the establishment and implementation of Delhi’s Excise Police.

The agency claims that Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia received payments amounting to 100 crore rupees for this purpose. On March 18, Kavitha had filed a plea in the Supreme Court against her arrest, vehemently denying any wrongdoing. Presently, she has been remanded to ED custody until March 23.

AAP has retaliated, accusing the ED of operating as an arm of the BJP’s political agenda. They assert that the allegations against CM Arvind Kejriwal are entirely baseless.

On March 15, K. Kavita was arrested in Hyderabad and brought to Delhi. He is in ED remand till March 23.

ED Claims – 100 Crore Rupees Paid Out

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) alleges that K Kavitha received assistance from AAP leaders to orchestrate the Delhi Excise Policy and implement it. In return for this favor, Kavitha paid them 100 crore rupees. The agency asserts that these details have emerged during the course of the investigation.

According to the investigative agency, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) officials had taken lunches from liquor wholesalers. Apart from this, Kavitha and her associates had already recovered the amount paid to AAP. It was meant for earning profits.

ED stated that Kavitha will be interrogated for seven days until March 23. In this case, a total of 15 people, including AAP’s Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, and Vijay Nayar, have been arrested. The agency has filed five supplementary chargesheets and one prosecution complaint so far. Moreover, assets worth Rs. 128.79 crore have been seized in the investigation.

Furthermore, Kavitha has filed a plea against her arrest, claiming it to be illegal. She argues that the ED’s actions are unconstitutional, arbitrary, and biased. Additionally, the agency’s conduct violates what was stated in the Supreme Court. Particularly, it violates Section 19 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2022, especially provisions for women.

AAP’s Allegation – ED Working as BJP’s Political Wing

AAP has leveled allegations stating that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is functioning as the political wing of the BJP. The accusations by the ED against Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are entirely false regarding the Delhi Excise Policy.

AAP stated, “During the recent past, the ED has issued highly baseless and futile notices, indicating that instead of establishing an impartial investigation agency, it is functioning akin to the political wing of the BJP.”

AAP further alleges that there is a concerted effort to tarnish the image of Kejriwal and former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia by spreading false accusations and creating sensationalism in the media.

No new evidence has been presented in the agency’s submission. Their frustration is evident as despite conducting over 500 raids and questioning thousands of witnesses, they have not found any evidence in this case.

AAP claims that the Supreme Court has dismissed ED’s demand for 100 crore rupees, affirming that no such transaction took place in this case. It’s well-known that the Delhi Excise Policy case is fabricated and lacks any evidence. Despite conducting numerous raids at the homes of many AAP leaders, including Sisodia, not a single penny has been found.

Companies Under Investigation Allegedly Donated Election Bonds to BJP

AAP has claimed that previously, the ED targeted almost all companies under the guise of money laundering. This suggests that the companies accused of money laundering by the agency subsequently transferred a considerable sum of money to BJP’s accounts. 

This includes companies that were implicated in the Excise Policy case by the ED. These companies later allegedly donated election bonds to the BJP.

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