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“Not CBI, but BJP custody,” says K Kavitha as she is sent to jail till 23 April

Bharat Rashtra Samithi leader K Kavitha was sent to judicial custody till April 23 by the Rouse Avenue Court on Monday, in the Delhi Excise Policy Case.

“This is not CBI custody, but BJP custody,” she alleged while leaving the courtroom.

Kavitha, who is lodged in Tihar Jail following her arrest on 15 March by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing allegations of money laundering in the Delhi excise policy case, was arrested by the CBI Thursday which is also investigating the case.

While seeking her custody for five days, the CBI had submitted in its remand papers that Kavitha “forced” approver Sarath Chandra Reddy to pay Rs 14 crore for agricultural land in Telangana and asked him to pay Rs 25 crore for five liquor retail zones in Delhi.

Meanwhile the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea against the High Court’s decision to uphold his arrest in the excise policy case, on Monday, April 15.

Last week the Delhi HC had dismissed Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest by the ED, saying the agency was in “possession of enough material” to arrest him. Arrested on March 21, Kejriwal is in judicial custody till April 15 and is lodged in Tihar Jail.


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