Updated March 23rd, 2024 at 14:31 IST

Delhi Court Extends K Kavitha's ED Custody For 3 Days

The BRS leader was arrested on March 15 for her alleged involvement in the Delhi Excise Policy scam.

Reported by: Digital Desk
BRS MLC K Kavitha. | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: The Rouse Avenue Court on Saturday, March 23, extended the K Kavitha's Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody for three days.  However, the investigative agency sought a 5-day extension of her custody. The BRS leader K Kavitha was produced before the Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi as her custody ended today. Kavitha had filed a bail plea in the court. 

The BRS leader was arrested on March 15 for her alleged involvement in the Delhi Excise Policy scam.

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During the hearing, the ED also informed the court that searches were underway at K Kvaitha's nephew, Mekha Saran’s residence.

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This comes a day after arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday was sent to a 7-day ED custody in the Delhi Excise Policy case.

This development comes a day after the Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant Kavitha bail in the money laundering case related to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam.

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A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna, MM Sundresh and Bela M Trivedi asked Kavitha to approach the trial court, saying it is a practice that this court is following and cannot bypass the protocol.

"Issue notice. Counter affidavit shall be filed in six weeks. Rejoinder, if any, in six weeks. It will be open to the petitioner to move the trial court or invoke any other remedy for grant of bail," the bench said.

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Published March 23rd, 2024 at 12:39 IST